Human Parts
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Human Parts

When Independence Slips Away

I understood it would happen eventually. Now, ‘eventually’ has arrived.

A woman standing on a deck on a lake

I recently returned from a writing residency on the high desert of central Oregon, a magical place couched between a ridge of low mountains and a dry — in the summer — lake bed. The buildings are situated near a pond with shade trees where all variety of birds visit in droves. Sunlight travels…



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Cai Emmons

Cai Emmons is the author of 5 books of fiction, most recently the novel, SINKING ISLANDS. Two more of her novels will be published in 2022.