300 short stories: story 296

story: “Terminal”

author: Nadine Gordimer

year: 1984

where: Al Reem

note: My favorite South African writer.

a line:  “The rubber thing that went past on the assembly belt before the sixteen-year-old future prostitute was remote from the two of them, laughing in bed on a Sunday morning, as the life of any factory worker.”

theme(s): Death, marriage, fairy tales

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