Interior: Monkeyboy | Patrick Flanery | Granta Magazine

Interior: Monkeyboy

Patrick Flanery

‘When I sleep, I dream of Will standing on our bed, flicking a whip against our faces. He draws blood.’

I find him in front of the painting. Though you can’t tell much about the boy in the picture, he must be about the same age as the boy standing there on the carpet in the living room, the boy who is now, I remind myself, my son.

Patrick Flanery

Patrick Flanery was born and raised in the US and now lives in London. He is the author of the novels Absolution, Fallen Land and, most recently, I Am No One.

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