Old Man and the bench by Urs Allemann,cover

The Old Man and the Bench

The title character in The Old Man and the Bench has a contract that requires him to write, and he feels he should focus on his past. Yet instead of childhood reminiscences, the old man dwells on a series of mini-narratives about, for example, a love triangle among concrete towers, a chaste visit by two call girls, and the joint-by-joint can­nibalization of his fingers. Read on! →


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