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Grain Volume 41 No 1, Fall 2013

Where did you grow up? It’s almost a joke of a question to those of us who move from city to city, country to country. “Home-Myths” pries the roof off your childhood home and takes a look at what’s inside. From drifters to homemakers, our characters struggle to reimagine and recreate whatever that feeling is that makes a building more than a place where you keep yourself, a romance more than a relationship in which you share yourself—to recapture those childhood myths of home. Art by Eliza Griffiths; new fiction by Kristyn Dunnion and Leona Theis; new poetry by Mark Lavorato.

Editor: Rilla Friesen
Art Editor / Designer: Betsy Rosenwald
Associate Fiction & Nonfiction Editor: Kim Aubrey
Associate Poetry Editor: Adam Pottle
Proofreader: Jon Martin Watts
Business Administrator: Sarah Taggart

Cover Image: Eliza Griffiths, Love Story / Fear Eats the Soul (after RWF) (front); Love Story / Fear Eats the Soul (DETAIL) (2013) (back), oil on canvas

Contributors: Jessica Bebenek, Tanya Bellehumeur-Allatt, John Creary, Anita Dolman, Kristyn Dunnion, Christopher Evans, dee Hobsbawn-Smith, Barbara Lorraine Laing, Mark LavoratoMolly Lynch, Michael Prior, Matt Rader, John Slater, Hendrik Slegtenhorst, Catherine J. Stewart, Leona Theis, Carl Watts, andJeremy Whiston.