‘Something always came down like a guillotine to split her life in two, so that on one side was happiness, and on the other, the present.’

Fiction 14th December 2022

The Crab House

"I switched on the lamp and looked up at my poster. It was a good poster. The title, 'Atalanta', was printed in red sloping letters across the top."

Fiction Issue 41, Volume 2: Winter 2019-20

Chetna Maroo

Chetna Maroo lives in London. Her stories have been published in the Paris Review, the Stinging Fly, and the Dublin Review, and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. She was the recipient of the 2022 Plimpton Prize for Fiction. Her first novel, Western Lane, will be published in spring 2023.