Fiction: beyond the pale

Dawn | Nov 10, 2019 at 6:57 AM
  • A moment of reflection in the short story ‘Kelso Deconstructed’, in Zadie Smith’s new collection Grand Union, uncannily sums up the nature of the entire book.
  • The author refuses to make things easily accessible to the reader.
  • Café Loup (read: loop), a congregation spot for the denizens of a New York neighbourhood, is a variation of the Lazy River in the story ‘Downtown’.