"You Are Happy?" by Akhil Sharma Originally published in the April 17, 2017 issue of The New Yorker.
I’ve tended to enjoy his work, though I still haven’t read his Folio Prize winning novel Family Life (which Lee reviewed for the site here).
I am glad to see that this is not an excerpt from a novel. Rather, as discussed in Sharma’s interview with Deborah Treisman (here), “You Are Happy?” is a story in Sharma’s collection A Life of Adventure and Delight, which is being published this summer.