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Specialist

Diane Williams

‘An hour passed. Why not say twenty years?’

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Bezoar

Guadalupe Nettel

‘This was the morning I discovered the anatomy of a hair.’

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Sex Life

Daisy Hildyard

‘The sexual activity was dense and rapid everywhere that he was not.’

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Five Parties

Ned Beauman

‘The second year, I noticed before anyone else that the Coelophysis was trying to escape.’

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George and Elizabeth

Ben Marcus

‘She could see, or was starting to, that someone out there was seeing him, watching him.’

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Lady Neptune

Ann Beattie

‘The word money popped up like a bit of the ocean’s detritus riding in on a wave, but her lips formed the words ‘Merry Christmas’.’

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The Middle Ages: Approaching the Question of a Terminal Date

David Szalay

‘What is left? What is he to wrap himself in, now that everything has floated off into space?’

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To the Ocean

Deb Olin Unferth

‘At the desk they said they encouraged guests not to walk, but she was determined’

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Los Angeles

Ling Ma

‘My 100 ex-boyfriends and I hang out every day.’

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Horror Story

Carmen Maria Machado

‘The strangeness fed our discontent.’

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We Were Holy Once

Amber Sparks

‘We see things most folks can’t.’

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Delira

Hitomi Kanehara

‘I steadied my trembling legs and yelled, “Welcome to Delira!” ’

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Substitutes

Ben Hoffman

‘Did you notice our daughter is not our daughter anymore?’

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Users Manual

Julián Herbert

‘If you require further specifications, please consult your local supplier. They will be happy to help.’