The Hole|Romesh Gunesekera | Granta Magazine

The Hole

Romesh Gunesekera

'I let the tears roll down to the sides of my mouth, and licked them to harden my insides. I wanted to cry gushingly, but I couldn't.'

My mother was the one who told me he was dead. I ran into the bathroom and bolted the door. There was a small window in there with two round jail-house bars. I held on to them hard. I was only ten. I let the tears roll down to the sides of my mouth, and licked them to harden my insides. I wanted to …


Romesh Gunesekera

Romesh Gunesekera's first book of stories, Monkfish Moon, was published by Granta Books in 1992. His most recent collection, Noontide Toll, was published in 2014.

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