Nicole Flattery, 16 July 2020
Catherine Lacey’s last book, Certain American States (2018), a short story collection, began with an epigraph from Annie Baker’s play Circle Mirror Transformation:
LAUREN: Hey. Um. This is kind of weird – but do you ever wonder how many times your life is gonna end?
SCHULTZ: Uh … I’m not sure I know what you –
LAUREN: Like how many people...