For Esmé – with Love and Squalor: And Other Stories by J. D. Salinger

An extract from A Perfect Day for Bananafish, the first story from the collection of nine exceptional short stories from J. D. Salinger.

'She was a girl who for a ringing phone dropped exactly nothing. She looked as if her phone had been ringing continually ever since she had reached puberty.'

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