300 short stories: story 283

story: “Train” author: Alice Munro year: 2012 where: post-Flywheel, Social House (terrible breakfast) note: "I have never kept diaries. I just remember a lot and am more self-centered than most people," from an interview with Alice Munro about the book. This story went in places I did not expect it to go. a line:  “She had caught the terrible flu … Continue reading 300 short stories: story 283


300 short stories:: story 103

story: Train to Harbin  author: Asako Serizawa year: 2016 where: Abu Dhabi, my gold chaise lounge note: This is a story both epic and intimately personal about a Japanese doctor stationed in Pingfang (now Northern China, then the Japanese puppet-state Manchukuo) during WWII, where terrible war crimes, including human experimentation, were committed. a line: “Perhaps it is simply the mind, which, in its inability to accept a fact, returns to it, sharpening the details, resolving … Continue reading 300 short stories:: story 103