Klaus Shawano lives in exactly half of the bottom floor of a duplex built in 1872 and owned now by his friend and boss, Richard Whiteheart Beads. His main room, once the dining room, has a rippled old window topped with a stained-glass panel. Even though the old window looks directly into the window…
The Ojibwe Week
Isis in Darkness
Margaret Atwood presents a man pining for his lost love over decades.
Do Not Say We Have Nothing
An extract from Madeleine Thien‘s Man-Booker shortlisted novel.
Zulu Romeo Foxtrot
Douglas Coupland on rock-star font Helvetica.
In Sight of the Lake
A women looks for control in a story by Alice Munro.
A mildewed dystopia from Camilla Grudova.
‘Seven corporations control the afterlife now, and many people spend their lives amassing the money to upload into the best.’
First Sentence: Louise Erdrich
‘We live in these places out of necessity, lucky to have them out of the terrible explosion of humanity.’
The Names of Women
‘Ikwe is the word for woman in the language of the Anishinabe, my mother's people, whose descendants, mixed with and married to French trappers and farmers, are the Michifs of the Turtle Mountain reservation in North Dakota.‘