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30 May, 2015

Amina Gautier, "The Loss of All Lost Things"

This story is about the loss of a young child. The parents never find out what happened to their eldest son, still a young boy. Then they nearly lose their younger child because they're so grief stricken that they cannot cope with their other child. It's a heart wrenching story. The author reaches right down to the emotional core of the parents. No one is given a name and it's told in present tense. These formal elements make the story immediate and universal. A spectacular story with not a single false note.

"The Loss of All Lost Things" was published in AGNI magazine, issue number 81.

LINKS:
Amina Gautier's web page
Some words of advice from Gautier on the Glimmer Train web page
faculty profile at Miami University