Jenn Shapland’s ‘The Tracks’ — up now on LitHub

In advance of our publication of Issue 27, our good friends over at Literary Hub are featuring an essay from this issue: Jenn Shapland’s ‘The Tracks’. It’s a quiet and forceful piece, one that undauntedly showcases the author’s struggle to come to grips with her difficult subject, intellectually and emotionally.

“The day after Thanksgiving, M went out at dusk to Starbucks. He drove east to Fort Sheridan, where the drive-thru is open late. He parked his car in the train station lot, got out, and walked in front of the 7:17 express train. It’s always the same train, my mom told me on the phone.

When we got the news about M, I was already in the middle of writing an essay about suicide by train…”

Subscribe to the Brow now and you will be one of the first people in the world to receive Issue 27, which includes Jenn’s essay amongst a schhhhmorgasbord of other essays, short stories, comics, poetry, and more. You’ll receive the issue before bookstores, before newsagents, even before those dingbats who call themselves 'thinkfluencers’.