The headline on page three read: foster boy turns killer, kills self, and I would have missed it if I hadn’t seen the photo. Even in that grainy texture there was no mistaking the eyes, but still I scanned the page for a name. Stephen Schaeffer, the article said. It was him. I pulled out my cellph…
40 Years of Granta
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Correspondence from our archive, from Kazuo Ishiguro, Kingsley Amis, Doris Lessing, Martha Gellhorn and more.
How to Write About Africa
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The Roads of London
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Tale of Human Adventure
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