Kathleen Ossip is the author of The Do-Over, a New York Times Editors' Choice. She was a 2016-2017 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and she teaches at The New School in New York.
I want a story to keep me company while you stare at your phone in bed. Any story. That a man named Solon planned the whole city of Athens while in love with his mother’s friend’s son. He broke his hand once trying to catch a turtle which had slipped from the roof of a temple
is what I want to be told while you play scrabble against any number of people you haven’t seen in years