Beautifully translated by Karen Emmerich, Something Will Happen, You’ll See is a modern Greek tragedy. Telling the stories of ordinary people whose lives have been destroyed by Greece’s economic crisis, it echoes the classical tragedies in form, while using completely modern language that captures a moment of utter sorrow, betrayal and hopelessness. The smell of halva spreads through the house and for a moment disguises the smell of Friday and the smell of loneliness and the
Winner of the Pushcart Prize 2015, Best American Short Stories 2015 and Amazon Book of the Month October 2015, Thirteen Ways of Looking is one of those books that makes you gasp for breath afterwards. Taking the form of a novella and three short stories, which were written before and after McCann was attacked while helping a woman who had been assaulted, he describes them as accidental autobiography, in the guise of fiction. Sometimes it seems to me that we are writing our li
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