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Water by Lewis Blair

Water by Lewis Blair

To Arthur’s eyes, speckled with dim cataracts, and to his mind that was slowly untethering itself from solid ground, the green tour boat drawing alongside the little wooden quay floated like an exotic dragonfly he’d once watched hovering and dipping amongst banana trees in Burma. As the boat drew closer, it disrobed from its hazy disguise and presented itself whole and ordinary, inviting in the way that only real things can be.

Diverse Reading : The JCB Prize for Literature 2020 Longlist

Diverse Reading : The JCB Prize for Literature 2020 Longlist

If you're an incorrigible book lover who is a sucker for unending TBRs and also wants to be a responsible reader by reading diversely, or you're someone who doesn't really have time to read, but wants to read all the important books out there, then reading the winners or longlist selections for literary awards is a really good place to start.

Tree by Lewis Blair

Tree by Lewis Blair

Randolph Minster woke up squint on Monday morning. Although his bed was straight on all three plains, and although he was relaxed and sunk flat when he awoke, it seemed his body was bent to the right and determined to stay that way. When Randolph stood at the toilet to void yesterday's liquids, he stood askew. When he padded around his little kitchen making boiled eggs – five minutes for large soft boiled, toast notch three on the dial – he was undeniably squint, as if gravity's pull had moved a little, but always to his right.