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Granta 149, Europe

Late Arrival

Clemens Meyer

Two women working shifts in a train station make a connection in this short story translated from the German by Katy Derbyshire.

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The Shop

Anthony Veasna So

‘I am not saying you cannot be gay. How hard is it to be normal and gay?’

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The Normal Life

Dulce Maria Cardoso

‘Blood had started to come out from within, thick and dark blood that forced me to use sanitary pads every month.’

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Low

Jeet Thayil

‘Quitting drugs – what an idea. How final and unaccommodating. Like being left without faith or protection in a pagan world.’ An extract from Jeet Thayil’s Low.