Maxine Rosaler’s fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Southern Review, Glimmer Train, Fifth Wednesday, and New York Press. She is a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fiction Fellowship and a story of hers was cited in an edition of The Best American Short Stories. She is also the author of a number of young adult nonfiction books. “The Uncle” is part of a collection of short stories that take place in New York City during the 1980s. She lives in Washington Heights with her husband, Phillip Margulies, and their two children.