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Robert McGee


Robert McGee lives in Asheville, North Carolina, where he tends his gardens and chases bears away from his pears. His work has appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, The Great Smokies Review, and the National Public Radio anthology I Thought My Father Was God.

— From December 2020
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Penance For Nico

I first met Nico at a gathering of country-club types. We two misfits clearly didn’t belong at such a party, where the other guests had doused themselves in so much cologne that we were forced to escape our host’s home to catch our breath on the freshly cut grass.

December 2020
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

And Now, Our Son On His Violin

My mother has been gone for some years, and though I do miss her and think of her with great fondness, part of me still has trouble forgiving how she would parade me out as a child to play my violin for unfortunate guests.

February 2013

The Woman With Hair

The first time we met, she didn’t say much but instead let her hair do the talking. Her hair had a lot on its mind. It went nearly down to her knees. This was in July, at a Hollywood Hills party thrown by the friend of a friend.

November 2005
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