‘All I ask is that we arrive.’
A short story translated by Jennifer Russell.
‘The fertility process is more like gambling than investment.’
Two women meet in an IVF clinic in this short story by Kate Lister Campbell.
‘What was she ushering in and what was a grand program for which she was simply helpless agent?’
An excerpt from Search History by Eugene Lim.
‘When I was eight, my mother died and Naomi arrived.’
An excerpt from Burntcoat by Sarah Hall.
Jean Betrays Memory
‘Beauty was a state of being blamed’
New fiction by David Hayden.
‘I hope I never have to miss a playdate for catechism.’
An excerpt from Oldladyvoice, translated from the Spanish by Charlotte Whittle.
Larger than an Orange
An excerpt from Larger than an Orange, a book by Lucy Burns about abortion.
Just the Plague
‘It seems to be more than he can cope with.’
An excerpt from Ulitskaya’s newly translated novel Just the Plague.
An Adult Taste
‘The blood that flowed down the drain was a deep dark red, but it appeared clean, even refreshing.’
A new story by Kang Young-sook, translated from the Korean by Janet Hong.
Me, Rory and Aurora
A new story by Danish writer Jonas Eika, from the collection After the Sun.
In the Aftermath
‘Green would work but blue, cobalt blue to be precise, would be better.’
Fiction set in Flatbush by Eva Freeman.
‘But in variation #5 they spent ten hours together.’
An extract from Tao Lin’s novel Leave Society.