An excerpt from Shady Lewis’s ‘On The Greenwich Line’ in The Common

“He was a full twenty years younger than me. I still didn’t know much about him. To put it more bluntly, three days ago I didn’t even know he existed. Of course it’s not unusual to be unaware of certain other people’s existence in the world; of many people’s, even. But the fact I was now responsible for his body, suddenly and out of the blue, was bound to cause me some anxiety. Death was going after people half my age, and without any preliminaries at all?”

Read the full excerpt, translated by Katharine Halls, at The Common.