Click here to read the story in its entirety on The New Yorker webpage. Jensen Beach's "The Apartment" was originally published in the August 31, 2015 issue of The New Yorker.
I haven’t heard of Jensen Beach before this, but I see his first collection of short stories, For Out of the Heart Proceed, was published by Dzanc Books back in 2012, and his second, Swallowed by the Cold, will be published soon by Graywolf. Those are some good publishers, and I look forward to getting to know a bit about Beach’s work.
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