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Audio: Victor LaValle

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Click on the player below to listen to Victor LaValle read his essay ‘Long Distance’ It is about the ‘most loving relationship’ of his early twenties – conducted solely by telephone – and on having sex in a new body, after losing 155 pounds.

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Victor LaValle is author of the novels Slapboxing with Jesus and Big Machine. ‘Long Distance’ is printed in Granta 110: Sex, which is in British bookshops now (released in the U.S. on 22 April).

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