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By John Freeman

Be it a unsuitable flip, a nasty courting, a debilitating affliction or a struggle, each motion creates a response, each circulation is via one other circulation. How will we get out of what we’ve gotten ourselves into? How can we take care of what’s been thrust upon us? Granta 118 zooms in shut at the phenomenon of the go out strategy.

With award-winning reportage, memoir and fiction, Granta has illuminated the main complicated problems with glossy existence throughout the refractory mild of literature. This factor gains new tales via Alice Munro, Susan Minot, Ann Beattie, David Long, and Daniel Alarcon; an excerpt from an upcoming novel by means of Anne Tyler; new memoir writing through John Barth and Aleksandar Hemon; and plenty of different items that research how we get ourselves out and the repercussions that persist with. Hindsight is twenty/twenty, yet it’s what we do relocating ahead that defines us and – within the better of all worlds – redeems us.

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