“Two Men Arrive in a Village” by Zadie Smith Originally published in the June 6 & 13, 2016 issue of The New Yorker. Click here to read the story in its entirety on The New Yorker website.
Last year’s fiction issue also featured Zadie Smith (and Jonathan Safran Foer, too — apparently they sell copies?), and I really disliked the story, “Escape from New York.” It was the worst of the many stories Smith has published in the magazine over the years, by my estimation. So let’s hope this gets us back on solid ground.
Looking forward to your thoughts!