Love Story, With Cocaine

Tom Bissell

The latest story collection by Tom Bissell, Creative Types: And Other Stories, is out on December 14th from Pantheon Books. To mark the occasion, we’re sharing Bissell’s story “Love Story, With Cocaine” from Issue 92, which is also included in the collection.

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Maarit’s father had given her a dog because he hoped it would provide her with something to do. It was true that Maarit did not have much to do, though she always felt busy, which was, perhaps, a natural consequence of waking up daily at 3:00 p.m. Most of her activities involved spending her father’s
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