Best American

“At the Particle Accelerator at Krasnoyarsk” was first published in the University of Illinois literary magazine Ninth Letter (Spring/Summer 2012–Volume 9, Issue 1).  It was later included in the 2013 Best American Non-Required Reading.  

 

Excerpt:

the man and woman disappear entirely from the eight hundred and forty-two mile accelerator
and what they have observed and hope to capture are the colorful corpuscles of fury,
envy, lust, capriciousness, tenderness, tardiness, punctuality, sexuality, fortitude, temperance, malice, disobedience, loyalty,
and any of the other quark-sized emoticons that may appear and adhere to the accelerator walls
chilled nearly to absolute zero eighty-seven stories below ground in Siberia

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