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Maximilian Schlaks

Maximilian Schlaks is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He is currently at work on a novel set in the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, where he grew up. He lives in Meadville, Pennsylvania.

— From August 2001
Fiction

Jingling Bracelets

Saïd awakens at three in the morning and has a cup of strong coffee and some leftover couscous from the night before. His children are still sleeping in the mud house, but his wife has been up for a while to get the fire going and make the coffee. The two of them sit quietly beside the fire. She yawns, waiting for him to leave so she can go back to sleep. He has a long walk ahead of him, at least six hours.

August 2001
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