In this issue we feature Kevin Canty's haunting story "Red Dress," as well as an illuminating interview with Ha Jin, the Chinese emigré whose novel Waiting won the National Book Award and Nation Book Critics Circle Award. There are pilgrimages to Zanzibar and to "Little Audrey," a comatose teenager in Worcester, Massachusetts, whom many Catholics believe is a "victim's soul" and a saint. We also feature excerpts from the recently unsealed diaries of Sylvia Plath. There's also new work from China's leading dissident poet, Bei Dao, electrifying poetry discovery Ben Doyle, along with Frederick Turner's visceral retracing of Henry Miller's culinary Paris.
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