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Slow Motion

Adam Thirlwell

[Edison Lo wakes up] When I woke I was looking upside down at a line...

When I woke I was looking upside down at a line of velvet paintings on the wall above the bed. Jesus was standing on his halo beside a very bright Madonna – I mean the religious kind, not the disco version. In between the two of them was a tropicana beach – it was a palm tree, a palm tree, a pal…


Adam Thirlwell

Adam Thirlwell was born in 1978, and grew up in North London. He is the author of two novels, Politics and The Escape; a novella, Kapow!; and a project with international novels that includes an essay book, Miss Herbert, which won a Somerset Maugham Award and a compendium of translations edited for McSweeney's. He was selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists. His work has been translated into thirty languages.

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