Faber Stories, a landmark series of individual volumes, presents masters of the short story form at work in a range of genres and styles.

 

In his masterful story A , David Means paints a portrait of a moment. Cavanaugh and his young son are suspended; trapped in what a nurse calls ‘the sweat chamber’, where the boy will be tested for cystic fibrosis.

 

Cavanaugh has brought distractions – spasmodic action figures, malformed toy trucks – but they do little to alter the frustration of the sick child screaming, or to alleviate the anxiety of the time spent waiting for ‘some exactitude in the form of a diagnosis’.

 

Bringing together past, present and future in our ninetieth year, Faber Stories is a celebratory compendium of collectable work.

 

Publisher: Faber & Faber 
ISBN: 9780571352494 

A River in Egypt

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