Antonya Nelson

Stories

Let’s Talk About Sex

The birds and the bees and my kids and me.

The Easier Life

My Mexican housekeeper’s son had the troubles of many American teens. If only I could have helped him more.

Side Track

Near the end of his sophisticated, stimulating life, my father played with toy trains. It was a hobby none of us could understand.

Inimitable Ink

Why I have James Salter—and Andypants—to thank for my new tattoo.

My Dog Days

What I’ve learned from Moe, Oscar, Flannery, George, Odette, and Roscoe.