(CLASSIC: first published in Rhythm)
A creeping story of New Zealand travelers who stop at a store and stay the night with a woman and her child who have been left alone too long. The first paragraph is all you need to know about landscape. .
(MODERN: from At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom, Knopf)
Every time I read this it makes me incredibly happy. I’m not generally one for tricky meta stories, but this is just so brilliant and there’s a shark in it, when there really doesn’t appear to be room for one.
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