The day following Michael Jackson’s death, I was constructing my own memorial for him. I played his videos on YouTube and sat in the kitchen at night, with the iPod light at the table’s centre the only source of illumination. I listened to ‘Man in the Mirror’ and ‘Ben’, my favourite, eve…
Thank You for Having Me
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This extract from Sherman Alexie’s second novel Indian Killer follows a boy stolen from his family and adopted into another.
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John Freeman interviews Daniel Alarcón about book piracy in Peru.
Agnes of Iowa
‘Her mother had given her the name Agnes, believing that a good-looking woman was even more striking when her name was a homely one.’
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