Short stories by Samantha Hunt.

Samantha Hunt's novel about Nikola Tesla, The Invention of Everything Else, was a finalist for the Orange Prize and winner of the Bard Fiction Prize. Her first novel, The Seas, earned her selection as one of the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 that year. Her novel, Mr. Splitfoot, was an IndieNext Pick. Her story collection, The Dark Dark, was a best book of the year at NPR and Vogue, as well as a winner of the St. Francis College Literary Prize and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award.Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times MagazineMcSweeney'sTin HouseA Public Space, and many others. She lives in upstate New York.

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After kicking her husband out and changing the locks, a mother imagines he is still living with her, distant and uninterested in sex. Lying in bed, she conjures up old memories and imagines new ones, grappling with questions of selfhood, identity, womanhood, and motherhood. One night, her real husband returns, and she lets him back in.