City of Pigs
‘I have heard there is a city of pigs thirty miles from our city. I imagine it is only a farm. I cannot imagine a city of pigs.’
New fiction by David Hayden.
City of the Dead, City of the Living
‘While I'm ironing, he cleans the gun. I saw he needed another rag and I gave it to him.‘
‘She shifts, half in shadow. Whatever else, she's certainly a child. No one is with her.’
Country & Eastern
‘Anyone could find courage when the World-Historical Spirit had selected you to enact your martyrdom on the Six O’Clock News. But in the shadows, in secret, unrecognized?’
‘In a world in which coercion is the norm, a human trafficker must have underlings as well.’
‘It just seemed like the right thing to want, the right thing to do.’
‘She sat sweating on the curb as her mother’s narrow face hovered over the parking lot like a hologram.’
Days of Awe
Read the title story from AM Homes' dazzling new collection of short stories, Days of Awe, available now from Granta Books.
New fiction translated from the Danish by Paul Russell Garrett.
Don’t Fall in Love
‘She does not stare at you, but when your eyes meet, she does not look away.’
Dragon Island | New Voices
‘This is a wartime story. It is the spring of 1943 and Europe is burning; look down and see.’
‘All colours are hurt spectacles, I think, and say aloud without intention.’ The 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize winner for Asia.