“Riddle”
by Thomas McGuane
from the November 13, 2017 issue of The New Yorker

Thomas McGuane is one of our most reliably productive short story writers. Every year, we get one or, if we’re fortunate, two of his stories in The New Yorker. I really enjoy his work, I would say he’s also one of the most reliably satisfying as well. His next collection, Cloudbursts: Collected and New Stories, comes out next March and is definitely on my radar.

I notice I’ve been pretty happy with the magazine’s selections over the last several months, and I’m glad. I think 2017 is shaping up to be a good year for New Yorker fiction.

But we have a few stories left before we go there, so let’s focus on them.

As always, I look forward to your thoughts on this latest by Thomas McGuane. Feel free to leave your comments below!

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