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Short Story: Flight by Tessa Hadley

"She felt a moment’s stabbing sorrow then. But she knew from past experience how to push that sorrow down and bury it"

By Tessa Hadley   August 2015

© Michaell Kondrich

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Tessa Hadley is the award-winning author of six novels. Describing her exclusive new story, “Flight,” Hadley says: “The story began with the woman returning home on the flight—that strange otherworldliness of an aeroplane at night, the hush and the dim lights and the sense of hovering between worlds. I began imagining the story when I was on a flight myself. And then I felt Claire’s rootlessness, and her own belonging…

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