Granta 78 : Bad Company Paperback / softback
by Ian Jack
Part of the Granta: The Magazine of New Writing series
Paperback / softback
A fiction special, introducing two new authors. Gary Shteyngart is not yet 30. His story, "Several Anecdotes About My Wife", is a funny and scurrilous account of a young Russian immigrant's disastrous marriage to a native New Yorker.
Jon McGregor works as washer-up in a Nottingham restaurant.
His story "Jonas" is a lyrical and disturbing account of a mysterious death in the Anglian fens.
This edition also includes new short stories by Rachel Cusk, Edmund White and Jonathan Ley.
Other features include: Arthur Miller remembers his life at the Chelsea Hotel, with Brendan Behan and Dylan Thomas; Rory Stewart among the dervishes in Pakistan; Aleksander Hemon's return to Sarajevo; and a photographic essay by Deirdra O'Callaghan on the lost souls of Camden Town.