300 short stories:: story 144

story: Hand on the Shoulder

author: Ian McEwan

year: 2012

where: office, NYU

note: Interesting to stumble upon this just after finishing Warlight 

a line: “Then came the scene, in Suffolk or in London, and her ultimatum: get rid of the girl or march. Tony had made the obvious decision. But here’s the point. He had made another choice, too. He had chosen to cast himself as the victim, the wronged, the deceived, the rightly furious.”


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