Arnon Grunberg


Second best

Yesterday night I had dinner with my Turkish driver, his wife, and my assistant in a restaurant on the outskirts of Istanbul, near the Bosporus.
We got the second best table in the restaurant.
Dinner progressed slowly.
My driver gave my assistant and me a talisman against the evil eye.
I wanted to go back to Baghdad immediately.
What do you need a talisman for outside Baghdad?