The Stone Thrower by Adam Marek

The Stone Thrower

Adam Marek

What strangely beautiful stories these are but be warned they can also be odd, surreal and quite brutal! 'Fewer Things' is brief, matter-of-fact and absolutely heart-rending. Each of these stories is totally individual, many of them are quite shocking but each makes you think. This slim volume had a huge impact on me - the stories will continue to haunt me.

Extract

I turn my shoulder against the freezing wind blowing in off the sea. Dad slides the fish out of the chick's beak. It's a smooth movement, and at the end of it, when the trumpet-shaped head of the fish comes out, I actually feel relief myself. As if the fish had been stuck in my throat.

Parallels
  • Instruction Manual for Swallowing by Adam Marek
  • Myths of the Near Future by J G Ballard

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