Inside the Issue: Kellie Wells reads from “A Unified Theory of Human Behavior”

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The young heroine of Kellie Wells’ “A Unified Theory of Human Behavior,” the opening story in Issue 56 of American Short Fiction, observes the world around her with an affecting mixture of sorrow and humor. “Kellie Wells,” writes the wonderful Matt Bell, “will break your heart with a sentence, with a story, with the irrepressible smile at her wit that lights across your face even as on the page sadness swells and grief abounds.” […]

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