“Fable”
by Charles Yu
Originally published in the May 30, 2016 issue of The New Yorker.
Click here to read the story in its entirety on The New Yorker website.

May 30, 2016I have never heard of Charles Yu before — this is his first story in The New Yorker — but he has been publishing stories for over a decade. In 2004 he received the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award for a story called “Third Class Superhero.” He has published two story collections, Third Class Superhero and Sorry Please Thank You, and one novel, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe.

I’m excited to get to know this new-to-me author through “Fable,” a story in which, according to Yu’s interview with Deborah Treisman (here), “a man is asked by his therapist to tell the story of his life as a kind of fairy tale.”

Please feel free to leave any thoughts you have below. I’d love to hear if any of you have enjoy Yu’s prior work.

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