We are happy to welcome author Sara Majka as she introduces Cities I've Never Lived In, her brilliant new collection of stories about a young New England woman whose life must begin afresh after divorce. Traveling the roads of Maine and the train tracks of Grand Central Station, moving from vast shorelines to unmade beds of strangers, these fourteen stories circle the dreams of a narrator who finds herself turning to storytelling as a means of working through the world and of understanding herself. This is a book that upends our ideas of love and belonging, and which asks how much of ourselves we leave behind with each departure we make, Cities I've Never Lived In exposes, with great sadness and great humor, the ways in which we are most of all citizens of the places where we cannot stay.
This is a book about belonging, and how much of yourself to give up in the pursuit of that, Cities I've Never Lived In offers stories that reveal, with great sadness and great humor, the ways we are most of all citizens of the places where we cannot be.
Sara Majka's stories have appeared in A Public Space, PEN America, The Gettysburg Review, and Guernica. A former fiction fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, she lives in Queens, New York.