The controversial issue about the most important, powerful, and potentially destructive relationship of our lives. Contributors include Mikal Gilmore on his brother Gary, the murderer; Sappho Durrell on her father, the novelist. Plus: William Wharton, Geoffrey Wolff, Seamus Deane, Mona Simpson, Harold Pinter, and Giorgio Pressburger.
‘When I first worked here, the neighbourhood was not called Alphabet City. It was the Puerto Rican part of the Lower East Side and the Puerto Ricans called it Loisaida, low-ee-SIGH-da, a new York-Puerto Rican version of Lower East Side.’
‘Six months unwinding, bristling with pitfalls and Sirens and drug dealers and drug agents and anxiety and shoals and snags and reefs and the worst gear-busting winter winds ever recorded in the southern Bahamas.’
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