BJ was fascinated to observe that everyone who got on to the train took off their outer coat and hung it up on the hook provided. She agonized for a moment or two and then took off her own jacket and hung it up too, a little reluctantly, because it was a suit she had bought the day before at Löw an…
The Centenary of the Russian Revolution
Boys in Zinc
Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich on the USSR in Afghanistan.
‘Malachi is brushing her hair, long, dark brown and with russet glints. She likes it, as he can tell from her smile in the mirror.’
A story of ageing infidelity: ‘He would seek to remember and she would seek to remember – each succeeding a little differently from the other.’
Three Friends in a Hammock
‘I could not decide if love was real as a thing or something that could never entirely be proven, like God’