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Edward P. Jones

Edward P. Jones was born and raised in Washington, DC. He is the author of three books, Lost in the City, The Known World, and All Aunt Hagar’s Children. He is the recipient of the PEN / Hemingway Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. He has been published in Ploughshares, Callaloo, the New Yorker, and the Paris Review. He teaches at George Washington University.

The Girl Who Raised Pigeons

her father would say years later that she had dreamed that part of it, that she had never gone out through the kitchen window at two or three in the morning to visit the birds. By that time in his…