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Mr Pym, by Jack Kendle


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I'd like to direct your attention to a wonderful, touching, bittersweet short story by Jack Kendle entitled "Mr Pym," just posted over on IOMFATS. This is the story of an aging Englishman who travels to a small seacoast village in Normandy in order to seek the grave of his brother, lost in the war many years before. Within a few days in this pastoral setting Peregrine Pym experiences a life he had not known before, discovers a truth, and is changed forever. It is among the most tender and evocative stories I have read in a long time, and I believe it can offer every reader a new understanding of our human condition. Find it here.

James Merkin

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James, I don't think you have praised it enough. :icon13:

This story is very much what I have hoped our fiction might encompass.

I don't mean that we do not have quite wonderful stories, we do, and this one Mr. Pym is right up there with the best.

Astounding as it is outstanding, as cathartic as it is healing, intelligent, poetic, compassionate and as you say understanding of our human condition. Wonderful.

Mr. Pym easily earns my appreciation award for excellence.


To Jack Kendle for Excellence in writing

Mr. Pym

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