When Mrs Mehra leaves Delhi she retires in one of ‘the vast new satellite townships on the eastern fringes of the metropolis’.
‘If I were to forget, then it would be the same as it never having existed at all.’
‘This was the morning I discovered the anatomy of a hair.’ New fiction by Guadalupe Nettel, translated from the Spanish by Rahul Bery.
‘As a kid, he played video games and roughhoused on the beach and joined a gang.’
‘There must have been a dozen ways for us to be crushed or torn apart.’
‘I steadied my trembling legs and yelled, “Welcome to Delira!” ’
‘Rich men have been building tall on this hill for centuries.’
‘She could see, or was starting to, that someone out there was seeing him, watching him.’
‘On good days, he could believe that that was exactly what he appeared to be: pedestrian, a pedestrian, a walker, walking, going places, on the ups, possessing two healthy feet at least.’
‘The strangeness fed our discontent.’
‘I have heard the item girls singing each to each. / I do not think they will sing to me.’
‘My 100 ex-boyfriends and I hang out every day.’
‘I was broke, and I was a nobody, but I was happy.’
‘Selecting the right kind of a tomato was crucial for the scam to work.’
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