The Little Boy (Ebook)

A free eBook short from Mary Gaitskill, author of THE MARE

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Praise for THE MARE

From the award-winning, bestselling author of THE MARE

As Mrs Bea Davis waits in the airport for her flight home after a strained visit to her daughter, she notices a bashful-looking little boy and his harried mother. Something about them prompts memories from across her life to flood her mind and overflow, and as she reflects on her childhood, her marriage, and the speed with which her two girls grew up, the lines between past and present blur.

Riveting, strange and beautifully told, this finest of Mary Gaitskill's short stories takes a mundane moment and spins it out into an unforgettable account of the emotional truth of a woman's whole life.

Publication date: 21/07/2016


ISBN: 9781782833451

Imprint: Serpent's Tail


Mary Gaitskill

Mary Gaitskill

Mary Gaitskill is the author of the story collections Bad Behavior, Because They Wanted To, and Don't Cry, the novels Veronica, The Mare and Two Girls Fat and Thin and the novella This is Pleasure. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, The Best American Short Stories, and the O. Henry Prize Stories.

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