This Isn’t The Sort Of Thing That Happens To Someone Like You


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This Isn’t The Sort Of Thing That Happens To You is the new collection of stories by Jon McGregor. In these stories, which are all set in the low open landscape of the Lincolnshire fens, the sorts of things that don’t happen to someone like you do, in fact, happen to someone like you. A young woman is almost killed when a sugar-beet crashes through her windscreen. A boy sets fire to a barn. A father is arrested when he tries to watch his daughter’s school nativity play. A pair of itinerant labourers sit by a lake, talking about shovels and sex, while fighter-planes fly low overhead and prepare for war.

The pins on the map above mark the location of each story, and include photos and additional information. Feel free to explore…