The Dark Arts

by Ben Marcus

A short story, published in The New Yorker on May 20, 2013.

“It was meant to be a romantic medical-tourist getaway, a young invalid and his lady friend sampling the experimental medicine of the Rhine. But they’d fought in France, and he’d come to Düsseldorf ahead of her. Now he waited not so hopefully, not so patiently—dragging himself between the hostel, the train station, and the Internet café, checking vainly for messages from Hayley—while seeking treatment at the clinic up on the hill.”

Read the whole story at The New Yorker.

The Dark Arts

 

 

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