Pacific

Pacific

The ethos of the surfers themselves — the detached, otherworldly, laid-back, relaxed, pleasure-addicted world of sun, sea, sand, and endless pure enjoyment — has left its own legacy, and in unexpected places. Industry, most particularly. A handful of company founders...
Delusion Angel

Delusion Angel

daydream delusion limousine eyelash oh baby with your pretty face drop a tear in my wine glass look at those big eyes on your face see what you mean to me sweet cakes and milkshakes I’m a delusion angel I’m a fantasy parade I want you to know what I think don’t want...
A Fine Balance

A Fine Balance

Narayan found it unbearable to listen to or watch their troubled preparations. He doubted if anything he said would make a difference. Pretending he was going down to the shop, he slipped out the back to their neighbour and told him of the planned flight. “Is he...
Liberty

Liberty

On my notebooks from school On my desk and the trees On the sand on the snow I write your name On every page read On all the white sheets Stone blood paper or ash I write your name On the golden images On the soldier’s weapons On the crowns of kings I write your name...
American Pastoral

American Pastoral

Five years pass, five years searching for an explanation, going back over everything, over the circumstances that shaped her, the people and the events that influenced her, and none of it adequate to begin to explain the bombing until he remembers the Buddhist monks,...
A Fine Balance

A Fine Balance

“Plastic hairband, unbreakable, plastic hairclip, flower shape, butterfly shape, colourful comb, unbreakable.” The combseller recited in a half-hearted monotone, uncertain whether this was a real customer or just a joker passing the time. “Big comb and small comb,...