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Review: The Emerald Light in the Air by Donald Antrim

Antrim jacketThe Emerald Light in the Air: Stories by Donald Antrim (Granta, £12.99)

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Several qualities unite the characters in Donald Antrim’s first collection of short stories. They drink or dispense drink to try and pacify themselves; they suffer from poor mental health; they invest heavily in retail therapy; or, if they don’t have the money, dabble in high-concept artistic pursuits to the same end. Ultimately, they are unable to find contentedness and simply love one another. These seven dark and restless stories were first published, in…

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