"Papaya" by Thomas McGuane Originally published in the August 22, 2016 issue of The New Yorker.
After a few months of disappointing stories, The New Yorker is finally treating me right by showcasing the work of a couple of my favorite short story authors, Tessa Hadley last week and Thomas McGuane this week. I hope that “Papaya” pleases me as much as Hadley’s “Dido’s Lament” did last week.
I’ll have thoughts below soon. In the meantime, feel free to share your response to the story or to McGuane’s work in general.