Linda Mannheim is the author of the novel Risk (Penguin SA), the short story collection Above Sugar Hill (Influx Press) and the Kindle Single, Noir.
Linda Mannheim spent the first seventeen years of her life in New York City and lives in London. Her short fiction has appeared in magazines in the United States, Canada, and South Africa, including Nimrod International Journal, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, and New York Stories. She has been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Prose Writing, an exchange fellow at Kunstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf in Germany, and a journalism intern in Nicaragua under the Sandinista government.
We’re at the exile’s restaurant on Broadway, the one with darkened windows in the same building as the ornate cinema, and the owner comes out with his slicked down hair and his crisp suit, and he smiles at my father and at me. I am holding my father’s hand, and the owner ruffles my hair […]