“Three Short Moments in a Long Life” by John L'Heureux Originally published in the May 9, 2016 issue of The New Yorker. Click here to read the story in its entirety on The New Yorker website.
John L’Heureux, an octogenarian who has been publishing since the mid-1960s, is a brand new author for me. I’m not sure I’d ever even heard of him or his work before doing a tiny bit of background research when I saw his story was being featured in this issue. He has published only once before in The New Yorker, a “Portrait,” back in 1980. He taught at Stanford for 35 years, and his most recent novel being The Medici Boy, published in 2014.
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