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The Short Form

“An Arrangement of Light”

Nicole Krauss


In the end, they came and got him and took him away in the third black sedan. A single door was opened from within, and I remember that as he stood peering into the dark upholstered interior, the look on his face was that of a man standing on the edge of an abyss, equally afraid of falling and of throwing himself in.

We read it in An Arrangement of Light.