If you haven’t gotten a chance to read Tobias Wolff’s short story, “Bullet in the Brain” — you’re missing out. Not only is it a wonderful study on structure, time, and character, but the exceptional quality of language makes the piece stunning.
We encourage our members to listen to T. Coraghessan Boyle read “Bullet in the Brain” for The New Yorker. Sit back, relax, and enjoy.
Spoiler alert! Our favorite quote is from the end of the story.
About the Author: Abigail Browning
Abigail Browning, Founder and Managing Editor, a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, received her MFA in Poetry at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Abigail has poems either published or forthcoming in the Yemassee Journal Online, The Greensboro Review, Linebreak, and RHINO Poetry. In addition, she was honored to receive the Amon Liner Poetry Award, the Noel Callow/Academy of American Poets’ Prize, and was a finalist for the Linda Flowers NC Arts Prize. She also has a passion for jazz music and dance, and teaches swing-era dances in her free time: www.abigailbrowning.com. Currently, she is studying Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media as a PhD at NC State in Raleigh, NC.