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They Belong Only to Themselves

Brandon Taylor

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In They Belong Only to Themselves, two strangers become entwined in each other’s lives during a potluck dinner and struggle with the consequences.

Brandon Taylor is the associate editor of Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading and a staff writer at Literary Hub. His writing has received fellowships from Lambda Literary, Kimbilio Fiction, and the Tin House Summer Writer’s workshop. He currently lives in Iowa City, where he is a student at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in fiction. His debut novel is forthcoming from Riverhead Books.

Praise & Reviews

Brandon Taylor brings us so close to the minutiae of human spark one feels as if the pages are breathing. Elegiac, crackling, and quiet at once, he is a writer to be read again and then again and still again. — T Kira Madden

[A] tense, moving, and saddening read all in one. — Jamie Stedmond

Poignant and Beautiful — Kevin Craig

In these beautiful stories, you’ll see yourself staring right back, mouthing the words, ‘Keep turning the pages. It’ll be okay—maybe not now, but someday.’ — Michael J Seidlinger