by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
Originally published in the April 11, 2016 issue of The New Yorer.
Click here to read the story in its entirety on The New Yorker website.
My apologies for getting this posted so late this week. I came down with bronchitis, and every time I’d think about getting up and typing this I’d just kind of shut down again. But here we are with a story from one of The New Yorker‘s “20 Under 40” authors, one who hasn’t published much of anything since that honor was bestowed upon her in June 2010. The author of two books I quite admire — 2004’s Madeleine Is Sleeping and 2008’s Ms. Hempel Chronicles — I have not loved her short stories, but I’m glad to see another piece by her after a lengthy silence, and I hope that she’s got some more coming.
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