The Drum


Matthew Salesses is the author of I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying (2013), The Last Repatriate, and two chapbooks, Our Island of Epidemics and We Will Take What We Can Get. He was adopted from Korea at age two, returned to Korea, married a Korean woman, and writes a column about his wife and baby for The Good Men Project. He also serves as the Project’s Fiction Editor. His essays and fiction appear in The New York Times Motherlode blog, NPR, Glimmer Train, The Rumpus, Hyphen, American Short Fiction, and other publications. He has received awards from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Inprint, PANK, Glimmer Train, Mid-American Review, HTMLGIANT, the University of New Orleans, and IMPAC. He did his MFA at Emerson, where he was the Presidential Fellow and edited Redivider, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Houston.

An excerpt from his 2011 novella The Last Repatriate appears in the July 2013 issue of The Drum.

updated: 7 years ago


Excerpt from The Last Repatriate