Stories are the miracle, and the escape, promised by the book’s title. ...more
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Micah Perks discusses TRUE LOVE AND OTHER MIRACULOUS ESCAPES.
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Micah Perks talks about her new novel,
What Becomes Us, America’s cultural and mythical heritage, and why every novel is a political novel. ...more
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Don’t miss this interview at The Believer between former Rumpus Managing Editor Zoë Ruiz and contributor Micah Perks on Perks’s new novel, What Becomes Us—a story told from the point of view of twin fetuses inside the main character. Topics discussed include the book’s themes of “nice girls,” hunger, and the desire to feed oneself, as well as the publishing process.