These twelve stories explore the infinitely varied ways in which a shared crisis brought us face to face with ourselves, forcing us to engage with the stranger we discovered and rely on our own kindness and mercy.

“Read one and you’ll want to read the rest … They’re stories for this moment: intimate, surprising, sometimes even humbling. I found them wonderfully, distractingly different from other contemporary stories—no surprise from R.C. Binstock, whose writerly risk taking I’ve long admired.” — Ann Beattie

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