scadenza: 22 Maggio 2008, ore 20.00
Dare una conclusione alternativa al racconto Farfalle di Ian McEwan, contenuto nella raccolta First Love, Last Rites (1975)
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Butterflies again sails close to the wind of obscenity, being told through the eyes of a young, sexually frustrated teenage boy who is not remarkable in any positive way. On one of his walks into his town’s decaying underbelly, he meets a young girl and walks with her. On arrival at a deserted dry canal, he demands that she touch his penis, and after this sordid encounter, drowns her. Perhaps most harrowing is the way the protagonist describes the murder, “My mind was clear, my body was relaxed and I was thinking of nothing… I … eased her quietly into the canal.” Again morality is completely detached and the reader is made to squirm at the lack of remorse or even feeling shown.