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Another issue that offers excellent - though quite emotional, disturbing and dark - writing with five pieces by D. Malouf (fiction, an unusual love story), M. McFadyen (nonfiction about growing up in different houses when parents divorce, remarry etc interspersed with historical remembrances as the author is the daughter and granddaughter of Germans forced out by the Nazi's), R. Miller (fiction about a pregnant mother of two and the perfect nanny), J. Lanchester (non-fiction, part of his memoir
Granta is always a pleasure to read. Which is why I always dutifully pick up the old abandoned copies from my library's free bin by the front door and give them a home. Even though there are usually a few stories or non-fiction entries that are less than spectacular, I still cannot help but consume every single word. (Even the advertisements fascinate me!) This issue especially had some impressive gems: David Malouf's "Every Move You Make" and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "Jumping Monkey Hill" kno...
This was one of the more fascinating and touching volumes of Granta I've read. Each story is personal and gripping. Really a total pleasure from cover-to-cover.