Nine Inches

From Sim Aberson, a link to an NPR story about Tom Perrotta’s latest book, Nine Inches. From the story:

Nine inches is the minimum distance required between middle school students during slow dances in the title story of Tom Perrotta’s first book of short stories in 19 years.

The book’s cover is intended to illustrate this story:

But, as Sim notes, the cover “is a little more suggestive of something else.”

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