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Fast and Furious
don’t let the rangers see you doing that
I wish I was there with you. I love youI miss you . . . scared about tonight
How did Italy survive Berlusconi? Why did Weimar crumble and the Third Reich ascend?
Rafael Frumkin is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the Medill School of Journalism. His first novel, The Comedown, was published by Henry Holt in 2018 to critical acclaim. His satirical second novel, Confidence, will be published by Simon and Schuster in 2023, and his collection, Bugsy and Other Stories, is slated to hit shelves in early 2024. He lives with his partner, two cats, and one dog in Carbondale, IL, where he is an assistant professor of creative writing at Southern Illinois University.
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