Friday, July 10, 2009

Claire Messud's "Land Divers" (short story, non-genre, free): Three adventures of an Australian 8-year old

  1. A burglary at her home.
  2. Witnessing a potentially deadly coming-of-age ritual of boys in an unfamiliar South Pacific village (as a tourist). Title is related to these rituals.
  3. Her 2 years senior sister's first, & violent, encounter with a love-struck boy.

Fact sheet.

First published: The New York Review of Books, Vol 56 No 12 (16 July 2009).
Download full text from publisher's site. [via Paper Cuts]
Rating: A.