Care: Stories is the fiction debut by USC Price alum, Christopher Records. Records aims to show “ordinary queer people living ordinary lives in an ordinary place.” The ordinary place in question is the Inland Empire, which depending on who is defining the area is as vast as Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The vastness of the place adds a sense of “stagnation and loneliness and cruelty,” for the characters in the stories.
Explore the ways in which place and care and humanness intersect in these short stories.
Read along with us! For July, we’re reading The City We Became by N. K. Jemison.
Thank you to our co-producers Aubrey Hicks and Jonathan Schwartz as well as our beloved sound supervisors, The Brothers Hedden. Recorded at the USC Price School.