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Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem is the author of eleven novels. His stories and essays have been collected in five volumes. His twelfth novel, The Arrest, will be published in November. He teaches creative writing at Pomona College.

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I Am Trying to Describe Things I Don’t Understand

This short story from Jonathan Lethem about ecological, technical, and social collapse explores the always-already-present future, a future that isn’t—until it is.

Jul 1, 2020
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