Rumpus Exclusive: An Excerpt from I, Parrot

 

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From I, Parrot, forthcoming on November 1. Used with permission of Catapult and Black Balloon. Copyright 2017 by Elizabeth Haidle and Deb Olin Unferth.


Deb Olin Unferth is the author of four books, including Wait Till You See Me Dance and Revolution, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her fiction has appeared in Harper’s Magazine, the Paris Review, Granta, and Tin House. She lives in Austin, Texas. Elizabeth Haidle is a freelance artist based in Portland, Oregon. She is the creative director and regular contributor at Illustoria magazine, while writing and illustrating a nonfiction graphic novel series and raising her teenage son. More from this author →