We’re joined by Stephanie Feldman–author, most recently, of the novel Saturnalia (The Unnammed Press, 2022)–who introduces us to a funny, and surprisingly moving short story about a fictional New Jersey cryptid, Walkdog. The story, by Sofia Samatar, takes the form of a student research paper, but as it progresses we realize it’s less about the cryptid in question than about the paper writer’s secret relationship with a boy everyone in school makes fun of for being a nerd.
You can learn more about Stephanie’s novel here: https://www.stephaniefeldman.com/books/saturnalia/
And you can find more about Sofia Samatar, with links to her various books, here: https://www.sofiasamatar.com/
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