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Granta 136: Legacies of Love (The Magazine…

Granta 136: Legacies of Love (The Magazine of New Writing)

by Sigrid Rausing (Editor)

Other authors: Vahni Capildeo (Contributor), Emma Cline (Contributor), Kathleen Collins (Contributor), Steven Dunn (Contributor), Patrick Flanery (Contributor)9 more, Claire Hajaj (Contributor), Joanna Kavenna (Contributor), Melissa Lee-Houghton (Contributor), Sylvia Legris (Contributor), Victor Lodato (Contributor), Hoa Nguyen (Contributor), Daoud Pwaangulongii (Contributor), Jacob Aue Sobol (Photographer), Suzanne Brøgger (Contributor)

Series: Granta (136)

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It looks an unpromising set of contributions but actually this edition hangs together very well. The theme, obviously, is love and the highlights are The Tenant by Victor Lodato and Arcadia by Emma Kline. The Tenant is a short story that looks at the long term impact a wealthy renter has on the life of the teenage son of the hard scrabble landlord family which is very engaging but might have been better without the rather forced conclusion. In Arcadia, Emma Kline has an interesting work in progress about rural kids and itinerant workers somewhere on the US West Coast. Oh and Claire Hajaj's piece "A Syrian Escape" is heartbreaking ( )
  Opinionated | Jan 14, 2017 |
Stories that stick out:
Potted Meat - down and out in WV
Interior Monkeyboy - adapting to adoption
The Tenant - itinerant woman settles down, slightly knocks the future off kilter with kindness to landlord's son
A Syrian escape - just what it says ( )
1 vote kcshankd | Aug 3, 2016 |
Not one of the better editions. I normally find that a Granta will have several pieces that I really enjoy. This one had no stand outs, and I found some of the contributions a bit underwhelming. ( )
  xander_paul | Aug 1, 2016 |
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Rausing, SigridEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Capildeo, VahniContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cline, EmmaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Collins, KathleenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dunn, StevenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Flanery, PatrickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hajaj, ClaireContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kavenna, JoannaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lee-Houghton, MelissaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Legris, SylviaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lodato, VictorContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nguyen, HoaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pwaangulongii, DaoudContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sobol, Jacob AuePhotographersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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