For a week, the leper had been haunting her. He kept pushing himself along on his wheeled cart, using his stumpy arms like paddles, trying to avoid the blue station wagon that was backing out of the parking lot. From where she was standing at the door of the beauty parlour, she could look up Janpat …
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This extract from Sherman Alexie’s second novel Indian Killer follows a boy stolen from his family and adopted into another.
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John Freeman interviews Daniel Alarcón about book piracy in Peru.
‘Daddy always said our apples were blessed because the order lived beside us. He liked to gift crates of Egremont Russets, the sweetest of all his fruit, to the sisters.’
‘The map of the old horizon was like being haunted by a grotesque fairy tale, something that when voiced came out not as words but as sounds in the aftermath of an atrocity.’