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You Will Never Be Forgotten

You Will Never Be Forgotten

by Mary South

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Overview

In this provocative, bitingly funny debut collection, people attempt to use technology to escape their uncontrollable feelings of grief or rage or despair, only to reveal their most flawed and human selves

An architect draws questionable inspiration from her daughter’s birth defect. A content moderator for “the world’s biggest search engine,” who spends her days culling videos of beheadings and suicides, turns from stalking her rapist online to following him in real life. At a camp for recovering internet trolls, a sensitive misfit goes missing. A wounded mother raises the second incarnation of her child.

In You Will Never Be Forgotten, Mary South explores how technology can both collapse our relationships from within and provide opportunities for genuine connection. Formally inventive, darkly absurdist, savagely critical of the increasingly fraught cultural climates we inhabit, these ten stories also find hope in fleeting interactions and moments of tenderness. They reveal our grotesque selfishness and our intense need for love and acceptance, and the psychic pain that either shuts us off or allows us to discover our deepest reaches of empathy. This incendiary debut marks the arrival of a perceptive, idiosyncratic, instantly recognizable voice in fiction—one that could only belong to Mary South.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374720568
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 03/10/2020
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 812,365
File size: 501 KB

About the Author

Mary South is a graduate of Northwestern University and the MFA program in fiction at Columbia University, where she was a chosen for a Henfield scholarship. For many years, she has worked with Diane Williams as an editor at the literary journal NOON. She is also a former intern in The New Yorker’s fiction department and a Bread Loaf work-study fellow. Her writing has appeared in The Believer, The Collagist, Conjunctions, Electric Literature, NewYorker.com, NOON, and Words Without Borders. The writer Maile Meloy awarded her story “Not Setsuko” an honorable mention in the Zoetrope: All Story fiction contest. She lives in New York.

Table of Contents

Keith Prime
The Age of Love
Frequently Asked Questions About Your Craniotomy
Architecture for Monsters
The Promised Hostel
You Will Never Be Forgotten
Camp Jabberwocky for Recovering Internet Trolls
To Save the Universe, We Must Also Save Ourselves
Realtor to the Damned
Not Setsuko

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