Losing them, fixing them, forgetting to put them in
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Laleh Khadivi’s latest novel is The Walking, and she is the recipient of the Whiting Writers Award and the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. She recently moved from the deep woods of Marin County to Berkeley, California, with her husband and sixteen-month-old son.
We typed slowly and carefully: RussianBride.com. UkranianDelight.com. YourRussianLove.com. And, just like that, there we were — or, at least, versions of ourselves: women of eighteen, twenty-two, thirty-one who looked like us and wanted what we wanted. We sat before this machine — one part oracle, one part mirror — enchanted by the possibilities and all wishing the exact same wish.