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Posts by: Kyle Minor

WHERE I WRITE #1: Hotels, Highways, Hotspots, Haiti

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If I were independently wealthy, I would be less for it, because the chase for money to pay for food, shelter, babies, and now small children has taken me from sharing with two women an eighty square foot octagonal house originally built in the early twentieth century in rural Florida to house a wealthy child’s doll collection, to a room in a massive and mostly unoccupied schoolhouse converted into a lakefront hotel by the tax evading gangster Al Capone

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Interviews with Jim Shepard

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The Rumpus Book Club’s February pick is You Think That’s Bad, a new collection of short stories by Jim Shepard. For the last decade, Shepard has been an open and agreeable interviewee. Here are a few Rumpus favorites:

In 2004, while on tour promoting Project X, Shepard spoke with Robert Birnbaum about Charles Baxter’s “The Harmony of the World,” writing from the point of view of historical figures, and getting a fan letter from J.M.

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A Kidnapping in Haiti

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“In a few weeks, the international media will leave the country, and Americans will be free to forget about Haiti once again. It is my hope that this story will give American readers a glimpse into the lives of people I have come to love in Haiti.

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