Chicago writer Lauren Pretnar wrote the story that comprises our 28th edition, "Small Country," a deft rendition of the raw emotion of life forever tugged by the past, present and future. For the story's protagonist, a wedding caravan to the woods (far from her own home: she flew to get there) under the specter of nuptial infidelity plays point-counterpoint to her own life's shortcomings. Stayed tuned for a release reading featuring Pretnar to be held June 26 at Ronnie's in Chicago.
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