Click here to read the story in its entirety on The New Yorker webpage. Lauren Groff's "Ghosts and Empties" was originally published in the July 20, 2015 issue of The New Yorker.
I feel like it’s been a while since we’ve heard from Lauren Groff, and looking at my index the last story she published in The New Yorker — “Above and Below,” which also happens to be her only other story in the magazine — was published back in 2011. Her second novel, Arcadia, was published in 2012 to quite a bit of acclaim. I liked “Above and Below,” and this one looks interesting as well.
Groff has a novel coming out this fall called Fates and Furies. I haven’t seen whether “Ghosts and Empties” is an excerpt or not (though it wouldn’t surprise me). I will update this when I know.
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