The Weight by Anne Enright

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“When she checked her boarding pass, she was in the middle of the row. There was a man in a blue suit on the aisle, who gave her a big bleached-white smile as he stood to let her past.” In this first installment of Vintage Books’ weekly Storytime series, Booker Prize–winning author Anne Enright reads her short story “The Weight” from her home.

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Anne Enright

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"I think the short story is fast, that it can say things that other forms can't say because it's not going to say them for long." Anne Enright, whose novel The Green Road (Norton, 2015) is longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize, talks to Vincent Woods about her interest in the short story form.

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