"How Can I Help?"
 by Rivka Galchen
 Originally publishing in the September 18, 2016 issue of The New Yorker.

cover_160919_400x5461I’m out of town on holiday this week. I used to say vacation, but to me that implies a break of some kind. Holidays are often hectic, so the British usage is appropriate for all times when I have these four sons. It’s been great to see so much discussion about the stories over the past few months, and I’d like to invite more to partake! I’ll probably miss this issue, so you’ll have to let me know if it’s worth tracking down for Galchen’s story. I’ve often enjoyed her stories, but I still haven’t read one that made me a big fan, one who anticipates what she publishes. I’d love for that to change!

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