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Peter LaSalle

Peter LaSalle’s most recent book is a story collection, Tell Borges If You See Him: Tales of Contemporary Somnambulism (University of Georgia, 2007). His stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies including the Paris Review, Zoetrope, Tin House, Yale Review, Best American Short Stories, Best American Mystery Stories, and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. In 2005 he received the Award for Distinguished Prose from the Antioch Review.

Tell Me About Nerval

. . . and there was that one winter afternoon, after I left the hotel on Montmartre, because sometimes after I would see the other boy, the French boy Alex from the university and the bleak graffiti-splattered classroom building on Rue Censier,…