“Anhedonia, Here I Come” by Colin Barrett Originally published in the April 18, 2016 issue of The New Yorker. Click here to read the story in its entirety on The New Yorker website.
Colin Barrett’s last story to appear in The New Yorker, “The Ways,” was very well received on this site (see here) — better than almost any other story I can remember, in fact. I’d be thrilled if he’s done it again with a story that, again, doesn’t sound like it can be too pleasant. Then again, Annie Hall was originally going to be called Anhedonia, so . . .
I look forward to your thoughts on the story!