"Upside-Down Cake" by Paul Theroux Originally published in the June 27, 2016 issue of The New Yorker.
I’ve been a fan of Theroux for years, and I’m glad to see him with another piece in The New Yorker. I hope it’s good and can wash away some of my disappointment with the magazine’s output. Perhaps it’s unfair to hope that much, but Theroux has delivered before.
I’ll have thoughts below soon, but in the meantime feel free to share your thoughts on the story, Theroux, or whatever comes to mind as we discuss this offering.