Peter Mountford is the author of the novels A Young Man’s Guide to Late Capitalism (winner of the 2012 Washington State Book Award in fiction), and The Dismal Science (a NYT editor’s choice). His essays and short fiction have appeared in The Paris Review, The Sun, NYT’s Modern Love column, The Atlantic, Granta, and elsewhere. He’s currently on faculty at Sierra Nevada College’s MFA program.
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