The River Potudan
Rebecca Giggs watches the slow death of a beached humpback whale.
As a child, Primo Levi discovered the surprising brutality to raising tadpoles.
Witness: Butterflies on a Wheel
Anthony Doerr on the most marvellous thing he's ever seen: the migration of butterflies in Wyoming.
The loss of a cat leads to recollections of other losses in this memoir by Mary Gaitskill.
Hilary Mantel grew up with a dog she called Victor and a brother she called pig.
‘I’m going to die out here he thought, I’m going to die trying to save this beast in front of my boy.’
‘Imagine all the prodigal / People, hoping only to / Escape every human mistake.’
An extract from Kudos, the final novel in Rachel Cusk’s trilogy, following Outline and Transit.