as a road should never do,
closed off even as it continues
towards its green retinue
in a long grey disguise.
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A woman fights the homely fate of her name.
An accident that renders a child brain-dead changes the dynamics of his immigrant family.
A hopeful story against the backdrop of a horrific massacre on the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic in 1937.
This extract from Sherman Alexie’s second novel Indian Killer follows a boy stolen from his family and adopted into another.
John Freeman interviews Daniel Alarcón about book piracy in Peru.
‘Even astronauts describe / our air as thick enough to slice / and spread on toast for breakfast.’
This week’s Discoveries is full of rad poetry, translations and criticism.
Not long before he died on 21 December 1940, F. Scott Fitzgerald recorded himself reading a version of John Keats’ ‘Ode to a Nightingale’.
‘I am lying in the foetal position on a beach in the east of England.’
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