13 Jun 2014

'The Second Doctor Service' By Daniel Mason

I recently illustrated a short story by Daniel Mason titled 'The Second Doctor Service' - mysterious and superbly crafted for Harper's Magazine in New York. (One of my all time favourire literary magazines).

Set in Edwardian Boston, the story plays with ideas of time slippage and 'the doppelganger': 'Or was he I, divided? A cutting? Which, cleaved from the stock, goes on to send forth its own roots? Or the corybantic twitching of a severed lizards tail, which eventually grows still? Were my memories his? What happens, Sirs, to the soul of the sea cucumber, when the sea cucumber is cut in two?' Daniel Mason is the author of The Piano Tuner (2002) and A Far Country (2007).

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