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‘Reunion’ by John Cheever

Short stories are by their very nature condensed. As Hemingway has so famously said, they reveal only ‘the tip of the iceberg’. ‘Reunion’ by John Cheever is an example of a short story that makes beautiful use of this limited narrative space. Originally published in The New Yorker in 1962, its first line is one of my favourites:'The last time I saw my father was in Grand Central Station.' Read more →