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We’re All the Same When the Lights Go Out

A national celebration in France’s forgotten South

The days are relentless

Like France, like Canada, like America, I was born in the summer. But I wasn’t born here. The sun is downright hostile in the spire of July, the topmost glittering needle of summer. The ecstatic buzz of the cicadas makes it sound like the…



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Ryan Frawley

Novelist. Essayist. Former entomologist. Now a full-time writer exploring travel, art, philosophy, psychology, and science.