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Sarah Bernstein: Study for Obedience

I continued to spend the long years since childhood cultivating solitude, pursuing silence to its ever-receding horizon, a pursuit that demanded a particular quality of attention, a self-forgetfulness on my part that would enable me to bring to bear the most painstaking, the most careful consideration to the other, to treat the other as the […]

Kirjaluotsi Bernstein Sarah, Granta, Iso-Britannia, Kanada, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 11/11/2023 0 kommenttia 4 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Paul Lynch: Prophet Song

She looks to the sky watching the rain as it falls through space and there is nothing to see in the ruined yard but the world insisting on itself, the cement’s sedate crumbling giving way to the rising sap beneath, and when the yard is past there will remain the world’s insistence, the world insisting […]

Kirjaluotsi Bolinda Audio, Irlanti, Lynch Paul, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 24/10/2023 0 kommenttia 7 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Paul Murray: The Bee Sting

Before he became a father, he imagined the relationship as being like an intensive version of owning a pet. The child, he thought, was essentially a passive, a vessel into which you poured your love. On TV that’s how it looked. Children were silent, dormant; you went into their bedrooms, gazed down at them fondly, […]

Kirjaluotsi Irlanti, Murray Paul, Penguin Audio, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 19/10/2023 2 kommenttia 6 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Sebastian Barry: Old God's Time

Enough time goes by and it is as if old things never happened. Things once fresh, immediate, terrible, receding away into old God’s time, like the walkers walking so far along Killiney Strand that, as you watch them, there is a moment when they are only a black speck, and then they’re gone. Maybe old […]

Kirjaluotsi Barry Sebastian, Faber & Faber, Irlanti, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 03/10/2023 0 kommenttia 4 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Jonathan Escoffery: If I Survive You

It begins with What are you? hollered from the perimeter of your front yard when you’re nine — younger, probably. You’ll be asked again throughout junior high and high school, then out in the world, in strip clubs, in food courts, over the phone, and at various menial jobs. The askers are expectant. They demand immediate gratification. […]

Kirjaluotsi Escoffery Jonathan, Fourth Estate, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus, Yhdysvallat 25/09/2023 0 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Chetna Maroo: Western Lane

I don’t know if you have ever stood in the middle of a squash court – on the T – and listened to what is going on next door. What I’m thinking of is the sound from the next court of a ball hit clean and hard. It’s a quick, low pistol-shot of a sound, […]

Kirjaluotsi Iso-Britannia, Maroo Chetna, Picador, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 19/09/2023 0 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Martin MacInnes: In Ascension

It’s the most unbearable time of day. My shirt sticks to my shoulders and I go off for a shower and rare privacy. The ice water unfastens my body in a travelling line, and my thoughts follow it. The power is a form of contact; that’s what I said to Uria. We activate it, we […]

Kirjaluotsi Iso-Britannia, MacInnes Martin, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus, W F Howes 15/09/2023 0 kommenttia 6 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Siân Hughes: Pearl

My first experiences of school confirmed my suspicion that life was better at home, and if anyone asks me now, why were you home-schooled, I have taught myself to say, because my mother was really good at it. And, as it turned out, I didn’t have much time with her, so I am glad, now, […]

Kirjaluotsi Hughes Siân, Iso-Britannia, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus, W F Howes 12/09/2023 0 kommenttia 3 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Elaine Feeney: How to Build a Boat

On this random Monday, just moments before his first day of secondary school,Jamie O’Neill knows:his mother’s liver enzymes elevated, and that a complex system overheated in her young body in those precious and devastating moments after giving birth to him –as was first determined in labour by her proteinuriaand he knows from his researchthat her […]

Kirjaluotsi Feeney Elaine, Irlanti, Penguin Audio, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 01/09/2023 0 kommenttia 6 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Tan Twan Eng: The House of Doors

He was waiting for me by the Coromandel screen. I hesitated – it suddenly occurred to me what people might say: I was a white woman alone in another mans house, and not just any man, but a Chinaman. He looked across the length of the hall at me, and then, without uttering a word, […]

Kirjaluotsi Malesia, Tan Twan Eng, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus, W F Howes 28/08/2023 0 kommenttia 4 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Paul Harding: This Other Eden

That’s right; I am queer, from queer folk, queer stock. The very queerest. Here we are, stuck on an island, a hollow, a swamp, the desert, no sooner settled than banished again. You bet I’m queer. I’m no landlord nor lawyer, no duke nor lord of the looms. I’m no cap doffer, no knee bender, […]

Kirjaluotsi Harding Paul, Recorded Books, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus, Yhdysvallat 21/08/2023 0 kommenttia 4 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Viktoria Lloyd-Barlow: All The Little Bird-Hearts

Of course, now I know Vita’s little bird-heart, I remember those one-sided conversations differently. I see that my frequent muteness was a convenience to someone who was soft-feathered and sharp-eyed. And who sang away to herself in my presence, happily and without interruption, for she knew I had no song with which to call back. […]

Kirjaluotsi Iso-Britannia, Lloyd-Barlow Viktoria, Tinder Press, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 17/08/2023 0 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀: A Spell of Good Things

Ẹniọlá shrugged; he was grateful for the food he had just eaten. The quantity of food available for dinner varied from day to day because his parents were still trying to pay off the landlord. In spite of his mother’s pleas, Ẹniọlá now refused to go begging again since none of the money would go […]

Kirjaluotsi Adébáyọ̀ Ayọ̀bámi, Canongate Books, Nigeria, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 06/03/2023 2 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää

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