György Dragomán, "Jump"

Two kids gambled away their class’ money, and their only solution is to injure themselves.

(from The Paris Review, Fall 2006)

A funny, strange little story wherein the boys matter-of-factly decide only an illness will distract their classmates from their embezzlement. A nice mix of mischief and naivete, told via long, winding sentences. (Translated from Hungarian by Paul Olchváry)

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