Marcus Burke


McSweeney's Issue 52

In this splendid new edition of McSweeney’s, In Their Faces A Landmark: Stories of Movement and Displacement, guest-editor Nyuol Lueth Tong curates a collection of seventeen remarkable new stories from immigrant writers, including Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, Maria Kuznetsova, Meron Hadero, Eskor David Johnson, Mgbechi Erondu, Marcus Burke, William Pei Shih and many other indispensable voices. Inside are stories of home and family, of punctured soccer balls and misused Rolexes, of code-switching and generational divides and burying loved ones and prank-calling 911. Plus, with this hardcover available in three colors—green, blue, and tan—you can get one of each to match any outfit and/or living-room set.

TEAM SEVEN Longlisted for PEN Open Book Award

Team Seven made the Longlist for the PEN Open Book Award!


Remarkable . . . Team Seven achieves a rare degree of mature and compassionate insight. -- Marilynne Robinson

Lucid and affecting . . . thick with poetry, dense with lines of pitch-perfect verse that pulsate with the rhythms of the street. -- The Washington Post

A wonderful debut novel . . . Moves like a locomotive right to the end. -- Kirkus Reviews (starred)

The writing is rich with street vernacular, adding authenticity and depth to Andre's inner and outer worlds. -- Publishers Weekly