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Greg Brown is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s MFA program in Creative Writing and Memorial University of Newfoundland’s MA in English Literature. He is the recipient of the UBC English Department’s Roy Daniells Memorial Essay Prize, and his fiction and essays have appeared in Paragon, Postscript, Pulp Literature, RS500, Tate Street, and elsewhere. He teaches at the University of Virginia’s Young Writers Workshop and at the Creative Writing for Children Society of Vancouver. He lives on Vancouver Island and is presently working on a short story collection.

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The narrator of Greg Brown’s “Love,” which revolves around a mother’s deathbed, is neither named nor physically described, never pegged to a specific age or gender. As a result, the reader is at once both voyeur and protagonist, pitched into the centre of an intimate family drama, complicit in moments of selfishness, and party to the last acts of love. Brown’s prose is spare, free of artifice, and deeply immersive. “Love” is a gem of a story, rich in insight and shot through with emotion.

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