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Keeping watch over the sheep

"She’d got pretty good at sneaking around in the last few months. Since the injunction." A short story by Jon McGregor

By Jon McGregor   January 2012

Jon McGregor has twice been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. This story is taken from his new collection, “This Isn’t The Sort Of Thing That Happens To Someone Like You,” published on 2nd February by Bloomsbury. Many of the stories in the book feature men who are failing in some way. McGregor explains, “I’m intrigued by the failure of many men to adapt to adulthood, and by the inarticulacy they often bring to these failures. The gap between a man’s description of his situation and its obvious reality can be both horrifying and illuminating. It can also sometimes be…

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