- Dmitry Samarov in Chicago
Samarov has written Hack (Stories From a Chicago Cab), which The University of Chicago Press will publish in October. John Hodgman blurbed the book. John Hodgman! He wrote that Samarov is “as skilled a navigator of the forgotten American city as you’ll find, and his writing is funny, grim, humane, and welcome.”
This people-watching scene comes from a longer blog post called “Black Friday.” You should go read it here, especially since I cut a sentence to keep the post under the strict, arbitrary 200-word limit.
Unless I’ve wildly misunderstood, Samarov himself submitted this to “Stare and Write.” I’m so grateful.
You, too, should submit a true people-watching story. Do it here. Thank you.