News | 8 December 2014

New Fiction by Alumna Author featured in New Yorker


newyorker“Savage Breast,” a new short story by UC Santa Cruz alumna Elizabeth McKenzie, will be featured in the December 15 issue of The New Yorker magazine.

“The story is about a woman who finds herself in her childhood home, now inhabited by beasts,” notes McKenzie.

“While at first she enjoys the beasts’ kindness and generosity, the story takes a disturbing turn and she finds herself accompanying the beasts on the equivalent of a death march.”

McKenzie received her B.A. in Literature from UC Santa Cruz in 1981. She taught on campus as a Kresge lecturer from 2008 to 2010.

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