SHE SAID HE SAID by Hanif Kureishi
“In these impossible times, courtship rituals were being corrected. In the chaos, those seeking love would make missteps;”
As I said at the start, all the stories in this book were first published in 2019. And, incredibly, this story of marital and foursome mœurs has developed into a strong unmistakeable fable for our times. Seriously so. How was that possible? It has turned an otherwise sharply engaging and observant story into something else, something truly and memorably special. The prophetic fable’s subject of MMXX has even created this year, in Roman numerals, as its sigil.
Even a co-vivid dream about missing planes!