Max Porter, author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers reads ‘False Blood’ by Will Self. Diagnosed with a rare blood condition,  Self must attend weekly ‘venesections’ (the modern-day equivalent of bloodletting). The unsettling experience inspires morbid thoughts on addiction and disease.

You can find the story in full here, along with more work by Will Self and Max Porter.

 

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