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Caroline Seklir

Caroline Seklir is a writer based in New York City.

The First Hurt Lingers Long

Kiss me and you will see how important I am. This Sylvia Plath line could easily be uttered by any of Rachel Sherman’s characters in her debut collection of short stories The First Hurt.


While Greg Ames’s novel, Buffalo Lockjaw, contains all the elements of a classic Buffalo story—snow, sports, drinking, despair—Ames has created a narrator, James Fitzroy, who rises above caricature.

Fiction: Proof You Can’t Escape Yourself

Charlie Haas’ debut novel The Enthusiast is a study in presence and absence.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2023

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