"The Edge of the Shoal" by Cynan Jones Originally published in the October 17, 2016 issue of The New Yorker.
I first came to know of Cynan Jones last year when Coffee House Press published his novel The Dig. I didn’t read that novel (yet?), but I was intrigued and continue to be intrigued by the work of Jones, a Welsh author who seems to be pushing what prose can do. I’m excited to see The New Yorker pick up one of his pieces, and I’m anxious to discuss it with you all.
So, below, when I finish, I’ll share my thoughts. I invite you to do the same!