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‘Appetite’ by Victoria Patterson: ZYZZYVA No. 109, Spring/Summer Issue

Enjoy an excerpt from “Appetite” by Victoria Patterson, then be sure to read the short story in its entirety in ZYZZYVA No. 109: Claire and I met at a party to celebrate the launch of her husband’s second book. My husband and I had moved from Colorado Springs to Los Angeles two years earlier, and an unsophisticated aura surrounded us, having both been raised in conventional middle-class Republican families. There was a certain type at parties like this: intellectual, vocally liberal, slightly bohemian, creative and with good taste, and quietly and mysteriously moneyed. I was watchful and impressed. My husband, …Continue reading

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