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This Is America

(2012)
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Available exclusive to the Kindle, Robinson's This Is America follows Anna, as one fateful day unfolds. Anna's a college professor who lives in New York, teaches Chekhov, and muses on the cultural diversity that surrounds her. She tries to make sense of encounters with a rude Russian janitor, an unsettling African woman, and her handsome English boyfriend. She finds the world around her filled with strangeness, and finally understands that there are things she can't make sense of, can't address; there are things simply too large, too frightening, to consider.

Roxana Robinson is the author of eight books - four novels: Cost, Sweetwater, This is My Daughter, and Summer Light; three collections of short stories: A Glimpse of Scarlet, Asking for Love, and A Perfect Stranger; and the biography Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life. Four of these were New York Times Notable Books. Robinson's fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper's, One-Story, The American Scholar, PEN Journal, Best American Short Stories, and elsewhere. Her non-fiction has appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Vogue, Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. Her work has been widely anthologized, and broadcast on NPR. She has received fellowships from the NEA, the MacDowell Colony and the Guggenheim Foundation. Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life was nominated for the NBCC Award. Asking for Love was named a Book of the Year by the American Library Association. Her novel Cost was named an Editors' Choice at The New York Times, won the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance Fiction Award for 2009, and was named one of the Five Best Fiction Books of the Year by the Washington Post. It is long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for Fiction.

    

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Title: This Is America (a short story from The Atlantic) (From the Archives of The Atlantic)
Author(s): Roxana Robinson
Publisher: The Atlantic
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