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New York, 2020. Katharine has matched with Ian on a dating app. For the first time in a while — since her divorce actually — she has met someone she likes. For real.
It's a relationship that gets complicated as Ian, relocating to China, finds himself confined there.

— By Katharine Smyth

Previously published on Paris Review in April 2020

New York, 2020. Katharine has matched with Ian on a dating app. For the first time in a while — since her divorce actually — she has met someone she likes. For real.
It's a relationship that gets complicated as Ian, relocating to China, finds himself confined there.

— By Katharine Smyth

Previously published on Paris Review in April 2020

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Katharine Smyth is a writer based in Brooklyn, NY. Her essays and articles have appeared The Paris Review, Elle, The New York Times, Literary Hub, The Point, DuJour, Poets & Writers and Dominoamong other publications. Her first book, All the Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf, was published by Crown in 2019 and named a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice.

Credit Photo: Frances F. Denny.

 

About the author

Portrait Katharine Smyth
Katharine Smyth
More stories

Katharine Smyth is a writer based in Brooklyn, NY. Her essays and articles have appeared The Paris Review, Elle, The New York Times, Literary Hub, The Point, DuJour, Poets & Writers and Dominoamong other publications. Her first book, All the Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf, was published by Crown in 2019 and named a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice.

Credit Photo: Frances F. Denny.

 

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