Anne Raeff's stories and essays have appeared in New England Review, ZYZZYVA, and Guernica, among other places. Her short story collection The Jungle around Us won the 2015 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. It was also a finalist for the California Book Award and on The San Francisco Chronicle's 100 Best Books of 2017 list. Raeff is proud to be a high school teacher and works primarily with recent immigrants. She too is a child of immigrants and much of her writing draws on her family's history as refugees from war and the Holocaust. She lives in San Francisco with her wife and two cats.
Ulli is a young woman, half English and half German, squatting in a dismal, empty Berlin apartment one year after the war has ended. She’s scraping together a living as an interpreter between Berlin-based GIs and the wide-eyed local girls eager to meet ... SEE MORE