A trip on a commuter train takes a surreal turn in new fiction by Ben Pester.
‘They had believed they were coming to a new town. But, they said, Harlow wasn’t new: it looked old.’
‘It became a kind of mission to find contemporaries of theirs that weren’t closing down, establishments that have continued to flourish, or at least endure.’
‘A man will only return to his birthplace in the countryside when he is dead. This is our reality.’
‘In Hollin Hills, we believed our flatware could change the world.’ Jennifer Kabat on the intersection of modernist architecture and espionage.
‘Rest assured, it was no ordinary ale that they drank by the Ouse while in Westminster crowds thronged.’
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