Things Jake has written.


​The History of Living Forever: A Novel, forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Short Stories

“When a Woman Thinks That Her House is on Fire,” American Short Fiction, ​March  2015 (Read online) (Plus an interview!)

​”Always Return What You Borrow,” Salt Hill, Spring 2014

“Repurpose,” Bellevue Literary ReviewFall 2012 (Read online)

“The History of Living Forever,” One Story, no. 164, 2012 (Excerpt and interview)

“The Suchomimus,” 580 SplitIssue 14, 2012 (Read online)

“You Are the Problem,” Sou’wester, vol. 30, no. 1, 2011

“Privacy,” CutBank, Issue 74, 2011

“Vacationland,” Sonora Review, Issue 60, 2011

“The Year of the Body,” Sou’wester, vol. 28, no. 1, 2010

“The Balloon Twister,” RedividerFall 2010

“Abnormal Excitement,” Fiction Weekly, Issue 22, 2009

Creative nonfiction

“Life Elixir Soup: History and Recipe,” Tin House, vol. 12, no. 3, 2011

“Failing at an Incredible Pace,” Third Coast, Issue 32, 2011

“Aviation Dentistry,” South Loop Review, Issue 4, 2011 (Read online)

“Stutter,” Blood and Thunder: Musings of the Art of Medicine, Issue 11, 2011

“Propofol,” Word Riot, 2009


“Seizure, Surgery,” and “Words I Learned From Doctors,” Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine, Issue 9, 2009

“Induction,” Yale Journal for the Humanities in Medicine, 2009