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A River in Egypt

(2019)
A collection of stories by

 
 
In his masterful story 'A River in Egypt', David Means paints a portrait of a moment. Cavanaugh and his young son are suspended; trapped in what a nurse calls 'the sweat chamber', where the boy will be tested for cystic fibrosis.

Cavanaugh has brought distractions - spasmodic action figures, malformed toy trucks - but they do little to alter the frustration of the sick child screaming, or to alleviate the anxiety of the time spent waiting for 'some exactitude in the form of a diagnosis'.



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Paperback Editions

March 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: A River in Egypt: Faber Stories
Author(s): David Means
ISBN: 0-571-35249-9 / 978-0-571-35249-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Kindle Editions

March 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A River in Egypt: Faber Stories
Author(s): David Means
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU