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Sunday Story Society: “Drifting House”

On the table today, we have Krys Lee‘s story “Drifting House”, which you can read on the Granta website here.

It’s the title story of Lee’s debut collection, which has been reviewed in various places, including: The Daily Beast (by Anna Clark); Sul Romanzo (by Monica Raffaele Addamo) The Short Review (by Elaine Chew); Korea Joongang Daily (by Bart Schaneman); Pop Culture Nerd (by Thuy Dinh); The Guardian (by Kamila Shamsie); The Telegraph (by Andrew Marszal); The Financial Times (by Sung J. Woo); NPR Books (by Heller McAlpin); The San Francisco Chronicle (by Marie Myung-Ok Lee); Editorial Eyes; Of Books and Reading; The Brunette Bibliophile.

And here are a couple of interviews with the author, at The Rumpus and The Economist.

Conversation Starters

A couple of questions you might like to consider:

What do you think of Lee’s use of landscape in the story? Is this more than just a physical journey for the brothers?

How well does the structure of “Drifting House” work for you?

Next time: on 14 October, we’ll be discussing “Isobel Avens Returns to Stepney in the Spring” by M. John Harrison. See the full schedule.

Sunday Story Society reminder: “Drifting House”

This Sunday, I’ll be hosting a new short story discussion on the blog. Our choice this time is the title story of Drifting House, the debut collection by Krys Lee, which is published by Viking in the US and Faber & Faber in the UK. One of the other stories in the collection, “The Goose Father”, has been shortlisted for this year’s BBC International Short Story Award.

But it’s “Drifting House” that we’ll be talking about this weekend’ You can read it here at the Granta website, and there’ll be a discussion post up here some time on Sunday.

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