I know that businesses routinely close. I know we shouldn't get attached to corporations. But there are some for which, when the bell tolls, we don't need to ask who it tolls for, because we know that we've all lost.
I am the author of Split (Knopf and Listening Library, 2010). I'm working on my second novel for Knopf currently, finishing my MFA at the University of Minnesota, teaching creative writing, parenting two kids, and, on occasion, sleeping.