From the interview with Salman Rushdie: “My life has given me this other subject: worlds in collision. How do you make people see that everyoneís story is now a part of everyone elseís story?”
Debut fiction by Lisa Halliday: “Luigiís infinite repertoire had transformed him into a boy Orpheus. No minefield of consonants to worry about: he didnít have to speak. Even his appearance had begun to change.”
From China's Lowest Depths—Liao Yiwu speaks with a public toilet manager:“I have never seen a royal-family member taking a shit. If they did, they wouldnít come to do it in this public toilet.”
New poetry by Jesse Ball and Dan Chiasson.