booksoup.com – John Freeman
We live today in constant motion, traveling distances rapidly, small ones daily, arriving in new states. In this inaugural edition of “Freeman’s,” a new biannual of unpublished writing, former “Granta” editor and NBCC president John Freeman brings together the best new fiction, nonfiction, and poetry about that electrifying moment when we arrive.
Strange encounters abound. David Mitchell meets a ghost in Hiroshima Prefecture; Lydia Davis recounts her travels in the exotic territory of the Norwegian language; and in a Dave Eggers story, an elderly gentleman cannot remember why he brought a fork to a wedding.