‘To step into a paternoster lift is to step into the circulatory system of a building, to become a part of its very structure.’
‘Architecture can be employed as a form of violence and violation.’
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.’
‘At the desk they said they encouraged guests not to walk, but she was determined’
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