Biafran Man

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By Jonathan Papernick That summer, the boys of Owl Bunk called the new kid who never spoke “Polio Arms,” “Mr. Skin and Bones,” and sometimes, when feeling particularly cruel, they called him “Biafran Man.” Most of the kids at Camp Elk Horn knew each other from their privileged lives back in the city and the elite […]

The Interview with Chelsea Wakelyn on “What Remains of Elsie Jane”


In this episode we meet Chelsea Wakelyn, who discusses her debut novel, What Remains of Elsie Jane, about a young mother coping with grief after the sudden death of her husband from a drug overdose. Inspired by true life events, the novel explores what happens when a grieving widow’s actions don’t live up to society’s […]