Matters of Life & Death by Bernard MacLaverty

Matters of Life & Death

Bernard MacLaverty

What is there to say? Bernard Mac Laverty is a master of the genre. These are beautiful, lyrical, riveting stories - snapshots of the lives of ordinary people - and your life will be the poorer if you do not read them.

Extract

He paused and looked at the clock. It was time again. He gave another blood sample and when providing the urine sample he splashed the label. He patted it dry with the toilet roll and hoped that the technician with the long hair wouldn't notice.

Parallels
  • The Kiss: and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  • Hieroglyphics by Anne Donovan

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