We got a bit of a preview of this one last week when David discovered that The New Yorker had posted it online early. Using the wayback machine, you might be ahead of the game. Indeed, David has already written my post for me!
For those who are curious, the story is “Whoever Is There, Come on Through” by Colin Barrett. His other stories published in The New Yorker are “The Ways” almost exactly three years ago, “Anhedonia, Here I Come” in 2016, and “The Hairless Are Careless” in the summer of 2017 flash fiction series. He published a book of short stories (Young Skins) in 2013, which won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and the Guardian First Book Award in 2014. He has also recenty had a short story and a couple of essays published in Granta. (Saving you the leg work on the intro, Trevor. Merry Christmas!)
Much appreciated, David — I’m going to go ahead and use your gift!
Merry Christmas to all!