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The Birds for Christmas: a short story from Charity

interview

Fishboy: an excerpt

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  Mark Richard is a writer who can draw fully realized characters in two sentences, render the surreal completely palpable, and dazzle the reader with stylistic brilliance. With an acute eye and compassionate heart, Richard depicts the lives of those on the edges of society. His words are sheer poetry, conveying all of life's sadness and humor. From the fever dream of Fishboy, a novel that has become something of a cult classic, to his outstanding new collection of short stories titled Charity, Richard has proven himself to truly be one of today's most gifted writers.

In this issue of Bold Type, you'll find two short stories from Charity, an interview with the author, and an excerpt from Fishboy.

Photo of Mark Richard copyright © Bill Hayward

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