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marlene lopez

Jensen Beach is the author of the story collection For Out of the Heart Proceed. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, A Public Space, the Paris Review, Tin House, and elsewhere. The intricate, interlocking stories of Jensen Beach’s story collection Swallowed by the Cold (Graywolf Press) are set in a Swedish village on the Baltic Sea as well as in Stockholm over the course of two eventful years. In the stories, people are besieged and haunted by disasters both personal and national: a fatal cycling accident, a drowned mother, a fire on a ferry, a mysterious arson, the assassination of the Swedish foreign minister, and, decades earlier, the Soviet bombing of Stockholm.