Kristen Arnett’s Refrigerated Abyss

June 5, 2019

Writers often stare into the abyss, and as that abyss often takes the form of a refrigerator, the Paris Review has interviewed writers about the contents of their fridges. Kristen Arnett, author of Mostly Dead Things, gives a tour of her refrigerator, stocked with clementines, beer, and pizza rolls. “The thing about a fridge is we spend a lot of time standing in front of it wondering what’s inside. We don’t wanna necessarily open it because that will let all the cold air out, but I also like to think we stand in front of that closed door because we’re allowing ourselves to think that it holds something we truly want. Infinite possibilities.”

is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of two illustrated books, Last Night's Reading (Penguin Books, 2015) and Sanpaku (Archaia 2018).

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