Lincoln Michel is the author of the story collection Upright Beasts (Coffee House Press 2015) and the forthcoming novel The Body Scout (Orbit 2021). His short stories appear in The Paris ReviewGrantaNOON, the Pushcart Prize Anthology, and elsewhere. His essays and criticism appear in journals such as the New York TimesGQBOMB, and The Guardian. You can find him online at @thelincoln and

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