“The Warm Fuzzies” Chris Adrian


Chris Adrian "The Warm Fuzzies" The New Yorker Fiction: 20 Under 40 September 27, 2010 issue Why You Might Choose to Not Read this Post: 1. You don't care for short stories; 2. You think The New Yorker is all pretentious-ish-ness; 3. Anything with the word Fuzzies in it can't

“The Warm Fuzzies” Chris Adrian2014-03-09T19:38:50-05:00

“Birdsong” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie "Birdsong" The New Yorker Fiction: 20 Under 40 September 20, 2010 issue "She was not merely resting her eyes on the car next to hers, as people often do in Lagos traffic; she was looking at me." It's this look which occasions Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's short story "Birdsong";

“Birdsong” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie2014-03-09T19:34:26-05:00

“The Landlord” Wells Tower


Wells Tower "The Landlord" The New Yorker Fiction: 20 Under 40 September 13, 2010 issue Like many of the stories in this series, "The Landlord" is not a comfortable read. Its characters are struggling. Even the characters who are lucky. It's easy to spot them, in the context of this

“The Landlord” Wells Tower2014-03-09T19:33:16-05:00

Nell Freudenberger “An Arranged Marriage”


Nell Freudenberger's "An Arranged Marriage" The New Yorker Fiction: 20 Under 40 September 6, 2010 issue This is one of the stories that I was most anticipating, and perhaps that's contributed to my feeling a bit disappointed on having finished it. You know how sometimes, imperceptibly, you work up an

Nell Freudenberger “An Arranged Marriage”2014-03-09T19:31:16-05:00

“The Science of Flight” Yiyun Li


Yiyun Li's "The Science of Flight" The New Yorker Fiction: 20 Under 40 August 30, 2010 issue Yiyun Li's The Vagrants was one of my favourite novels of 2009. Simply tremendous. And I had to give myself a stern talking-to before embarking on "The Science of Flight" because I knew

“The Science of Flight” Yiyun Li2014-03-09T19:08:52-05:00
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