Joseph Epstein


‘Everybody loved Jake Rosenheim, except his son Jimmy, who hated him’


A new Chicago short story by Joseph Epstein


"The weather in early November was cool enough for me to start a fire. We settled in. Old friends. Cosy. “Have any of you heard of a game called Self-Deception?” Ellie Kaplan asked."

Birth Mother

A new short story

The Viagra Triangle

"Why did I so strongly prefer that Mr Sherman not be an old fool,
another lost wanderer in the Viagra Triangle?" A new short story.

The Man On Whom Everything Was Lost

“Jeremy Jacobson,” he said, putting out a hand. “I’m a graduate student but very passionate about Henry James.”

The Casanova Of LaSalle Street

A new short story by Joseph Epstein

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"