Playing the Goon
“Basketball, the game I loved, legitimized a transformation I didn’t welcome.”
I’m your fucking nightmare, Dan Augulis.
Steven Church is the author of five books, including One with the Tiger: Sublime and Violent Encounters Between Humans and Animals. He's a founding editor and nonfiction editor for the literary magazine The Normal School and teaches in the MFA Program at Fresno State. www.steven-church.com
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