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I used to pick these up at used bookstores, but this one in particular was exceptional among the excellent writing you'd expect from Granta. One story in particular, "Habibi," written by Ruth Gershon was one of the most thoughtful, beautiful and honest things I've ever read about love and loss. I guess I've experienced a lot of loss in my own life... so it really spoke to me.There's also a lovely little piece from Raymond Carver, "Call me if you need me."
Best edition of Granta ever.Then and now: Photos and stories of people 25 years apartRay Carver, need I say more?Habibi: I don't know if this was fiction or memoir but it was an outstanding love storyAsking for it: Completely relevant for the current debates on sexual assault.I only hated one story which is pretty good for Granta.
The writing was horrible and the stories were boring. I didn't even bother finishing it. The only semi-interesting thing was the photo essay.
This was beautiful. It had everyone from Carver to Sebald and there's so much to pick up in each selection.