Readings — From the October 2012 issue

Extinct Anatomies

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From the summer issue of Zoetrope. Alarcón’s “All Politics Is Local” appeared in the February issue of Harper’s Magazine. I was in Lima for the first half of that year. For two months—autumn months in the Southern Hemisphere—I visited my cousin’s dental office every Tuesday. I’d gotten financing for a recording project, and since I had no insurance back in the States, it seemed like a good time to get my teeth fixed. Before I’d left, my girlfriend had let me know she approved. Maybe this way, she said, you’ll smile when you see me. My cousin and I had …

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