American Lawn | Granta

  • Published: 01/03/2012
  • ISBN: 9781846274725
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American Lawn

Jessica Francis Kane

Pat can’t help noticing that the neighbourhood is changing – and now a new couple have moved in next door. Already, they’ve started renovating the house and it looks as though the garden is next. But when Pat spots an advert asking for a plot of land in exchange for vegetables, she begins to realise that she can make a few changes in her own back yard too… Beautifully crafted and sharply observed, American Lawn is an exclusive new story from the author of best-selling novel, The Report

The Author

Jessica Francis Kane is the author of Rules for Visiting and The Report (both published by Granta). She is also the author of two story collections, Bending Heaven (Chatto & Windus, 2003) and This Close (Graywolf, 2013). She lives in New York City.

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