Ordinary People: Knowing the Answer is Worth Nothing
Ordinary People: Knowing the Answer is Worth Nothing is a short story, and part of my ongoing series of writings about Donald Sutherland. The story is based on the 1980 film Ordinary People and features a teenage boy in a maths test.
Published by Gorse journal, with original essays by Diarmuid Hester, Darragh McCausland, Nathan Hugh O'Donnell, and Benjamin Robinson; aphorisms by Susana Medina translated by Jonathan Dunne; new fiction from Will Ashon, Maria Fusco, Olivia Heal, D. Joyce-Ahearne, Helen McClory, Simon Okotie, Eimear Ryan; poetry by SJ Fowler, Linda Kemp, Alan Jude Moore, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, and James Wilkes; plus Claire Potter interviews artist Sarah Pierce, and Robert Barry talks to Owen Hatherley.
Gorse, Dublin, March 2016