Nate Piven is a rising star in Brooklyn’s literary scene. After several lean and striving years, he has his pick of both magazine assignments and women: Juliet, the hotshot business reporter; Elisa, his gorgeous ex-girlfriend, now friend; and Hannah, "almost universally regarded as nice and smart, or smart and nice" and who holds her own in conversation with his friends. But when one relationship grows more serious, Nate is forced to consider what it is he really wants.
"The Memoirs of a Self-Indulgent Intellectual Jerk"
In this issue: "The Distant Shore" by Jon Lee Anderson; "Love in Translation" by Lauren Collins; and "Status Update" by Adelle Waldman.