“It was there every morning… set before the sea as if ready to serve. A cane chair—stiff, high-backed, all the more out of place for how intact it looked.” Story of the Week (February 27), by Jean Muno. Translated from French by Edward Gauvin.Read More
Jean Muno is among the best-known of Belgium’s Silver Age fabulists, heir to Jean Ray and Thomas Owen. His ever-wicked humor skewers the absurdity of the suburbs and their spiritual emptiness. The author of nine novels and four story collections, he received the Prix Rossel in 1979, and was a member of Belgium’s Royal Academy of Languages and Literature. His work in English is forthcoming in Year’s Best Weird Fiction from Undertow Books.