Last Day on Earth | Eric Puchner | Granta Magazine

Last Day on Earth

Eric Puchner

‘Despite my efforts at denial the new reality of our lives was beginning to sink in.’

When I was young, seven or eight, one of my father’s German short-haired pointers had puppies. These were marvelous things, trembly and small as guinea pigs and swimming all over each other so they were hard to count. Their eyes, still blind, were like little cuts. After a few days my father decid…


Eric Puchner

Eric Puchner is the author of the story collection Music Through the Floor and the novel Model Home. His work has appeared in GQ, Tin House, Zoetrope and The Best American Short Stories. He teaches at Johns Hopkins University.

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