Click here to read the story in its entirety on The New Yorker webpage. Alice McDermott's "These Short, Dark Days" was originally published in the August 24, 2015 issue of The New Yorker.
I like Alice McDermott’s work, at least the little of it that I’ve read. Last year Picador put out some lovely editions of her back catalog, and this reminds me that I really need to make time for them.
In the meantime, please share any thoughts you have on “These Short, Dark Days,” or Alice McDermott in general, below.