The day after my brother Cameron reappeared in town and called me for the first time in six years, I went into my boss Caroline’s office to tell her I needed some time off. I closed the door and explained things to her.
A Play on Mothering
Isis in Darkness
Margaret Atwood presents a man pining for his lost love over decades.
Do Not Say We Have Nothing
An extract from Madeleine Thien‘s Man-Booker shortlisted novel.
Zulu Romeo Foxtrot
Douglas Coupland on rock-star font Helvetica.
In Sight of the Lake
A women looks for control in a story by Alice Munro.
A mildewed dystopia from Camilla Grudova.
‘It is important to establish, before this begins, that I never thought of myself as an animal person.’
‘There was no inquiry and no report either because we all have new names now.’
Writing While Worried
‘Just as it can spur me on, worry is adept at stifling and silencing.’