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Published May 19, 2014
"There's always one annoying piece left over."
Two birds stand next to a nest. One holds a twig in its beak whilst looking at a set of instructions.
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Tom Toro is an artist and writer living in Berkeley, California. His cartoons have appeared in the New Yorker since 2010. His debut novel The Miracle of the Mountain, about a young American's tragicomic journey in Cairo, Egypt, is currently being read by literary agents. Tom is hard at work on his second novel, When All Else Fails, a haunted house mystery that takes place during the Great Recession. He can be reached at tomtoro (at) gmail (dot) com.