An exclusive excerpt from a stunning literary debut

Sixteen-year-old Nora Lindell is missing. And the neighborhood boys she’s left behind are caught forever in the heady current of her absence. As the days and years pile up, the mystery of her disappearance grows kaleidoscopically. A collection of rumors, divergent suspicions and tantalizing what-ifs, Nora’s story is a shadowy projection of teenage lust, friendship, reverence and regret, captured magically in the disembodied plural voice of the boys who still long for her.

Told in haunting, percussive prose, Hannah Pittard’s The Fates Will Find Their Way is a master literary debut that shines a light into the dream-filled space between childhood and all that follows, a story about the stories we tell ourselves–of who we once were and may someday become.

Pittard’s fiction has appeared in McSweeney’s, the Oxford American, the Mississippi Review, BOMB, Nimrod, and StoryQuarterly, and was included in 2008 Best American Short Stories’ 100 Distinguished Stories. CLICK HERE
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An exclusive excerpt from a stunning literary debut