Jesus cried out to his father, “Why have you forsaken me?”
And God said to the underworld, “Take him, he’s yours.”
God hid behind the sun, saying, “It is true, then. I am not merciful.”
Mary Rakow is the recipient of two Lannan Foundation residencies, two Whale & Star residencies and a Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship. Her debut novel, The Memory Room, was shortlisted for the Stanford University Libraries International Saroyan Prize in Literature, a PEN USA/West Finalist in Fiction and was listed among the Best Books of the West by The Los Angeles Times. Read more...