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The third literary anthology in the series that has been called ‘ambitious’ (O Magazine) and ‘strikingly international’ (Boston Globe), Freeman’s: Home, continues to push boundaries in diversity and scope, with stunning new pieces from emerging writers and literary luminaries alike.

Viet Thanh Nguyen offers a haunting piece of fiction about those fleeing Vietnam after the war. Rabih Alameddine leaves his mother’s Beirut apartment to connect with Syrian refugees who are rebuilding a semblance of normalcy, even beauty. Nir Baram takes us on a journey to the West Bank. Gerald Murnane celebrates winning a literary prize named after his home town. Danez Smith explores everyday alienation in a poem about an encounter at a bus stop. Kerri Arsenault returns to the ailing mill town where she grew up, while Xiaolu Guo reflects on her childhood in a remote Chinese fishing village.

Also including Thom Jones, Emily Raboteau, Rawi Hage, Barry Lopez, Herta Müller, Amira Hass and more— writers from around the world ask: what is it to build, leave, return to, lose, and love a home?

John Freeman
About the Author

John Freeman is the author of How to Read a Novelist, Tales of Two Cities, and the forthcoming Tales of Two Americas. Maps, his debut collection of poems, will be published by Copper Canyon in October. He is executive editor at the Literary Hub and teaches at the New School and New York University. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, the ...

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1 May 2017
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Praise for John Freeman

‘Freeman’s is fresh, provocative, engrossing.’

‘A terrific anthology…sure to become a classic.’

‘There’s an illustrious new journal in town…[with] fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by new voices and literary heavyweights…alike.’

‘Freeman draws from a global cache of talent…An expansive reading experience.’

‘Freeman’s sets a new standard for literary journals…Refreshing.’

Arrival is not a gimmick; it’s a heartbeat. Listening for its pulse from one page to the next encourages dual enjoyment, first with each individual piece, and then the pieces in conversation.’

‘Every piece in this collection has the potential to make jaded readers happy…You need very little time to read each piece but they linger exactly as Freeman intended they should.’

‘A sturdy journal with a throwback vibe…Comforting; fond, familiar and warm.’

‘The writing is excellent. A powerful and thought-provoking meditation on home.’ 

‘These are intimate, heart-rending stories leavened with humour and hope.’

‘A stunning collection.’

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