“Echolocation” is the last story in my collection of interconnected stories, Inheritors, due out from Doubleday in 2020. Like all the other stories in this collection, it was written in the context of the whole, but also to be read in its autonomy. I’m so very pleased to see it in Copper Nickel, its perfect home, I think. Check out the issue — it’s packed with range and variety!
There is something about receiving an acceptance phone call (as opposed to an email) that adds to the flush of excitement. The call from Antioch happened as I was walking into a Staples in Chicago. It was the momentary confusion that preceded the surprise that made that call wonderfully -- memorably -- stressful.