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Caterpillars

James Lasdun

‘But he had engulfed her somehow; taken up residence in her imagination like some large, dense, intractable problem that had been given to her to solve.’

At first they thought the white things in the trees were plastic bags. You saw that back in Brooklyn all the time: scraps of sheeny litter caught in the branches of sidewalk ginkgos and sycamores. But out here in the middle of the French countryside it was a shock.


James Lasdun

James Lasdun is the author of several books of poetry and fiction, the most recent being It’s Beginning to Hurt, a story collection. His last poetry collection, Landscape with Chainsaw, was a finalist for the Forward, T.S. Eliot, and LA Times Book Prizes.

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