A wistful tale about the stories we spin from fragments of knowledge.
Anders Bodén, an esteemed sawmill manager and casual tour guide to those unfamiliar with the small Swedish town he calls home, finds a happy outlet for his knowledge of trees and local history when a new pharmacist arrives in town with his young wife in tow. But then gossip begins to circulate around an association . . .
Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection The Lemon Table.