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Ship Fever by Andrea Barrett

March 31 - April 2, 2020

We recently asked Andrea Barrett which of her stories to read in these times. The novella, Ship Fever, is the story she recommends. It’s about a typhus epidemic, not a pandemic: but a lot of it still resonates.

Andrea Barrett  teaches writing at Williams College and lives in North Adams. She’s received a National Book Award for her collection, Ship Fever, and a MacArthur Fellowship.