Eula Biss is a nonfiction writer
and author of The Balloonists. "Relations"
is a part of a collection forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2009.
Her essays have recently appeared in the Believer, Columbia,
and Ninth Letter.
In New York City, in the spring of 1999, a story hit the newspapers of a Long Island woman who had given birth to twins–one white and one black. The woman and her husband were white and the black baby was not theirs…