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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 Lit Hub. 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

Poignant and Beautiful. — Kevin Craig

This queer short is filled with quiet layers of details that form a huge ocean of emotion. — C Lloyd

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