How to Fall in Love Properly

Fiction Julian Gough

Slowed a little by a stone in my shoe, I arrived in Galway City a while after dark. Galway City, the Sodom of the West! I reached the very crest of fabled Prospect Hill, to see a bolt of lightning split the sky. Its white flash outlined a dark cloud of bats against the soaring tower of Galway’s  [...]

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Issue 11



Fall 2010


​Julian Gough is the author of the novels Juno & Juliet (Anchor Books) and Jude (Old Street). His story “The Orphan and the Mob” was chosen by Aleksandar Hemon for Best European Fiction 2010 (Dalkey Archive Press). He was born in London, grew up in Ireland and lives in Berlin.


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