“You Are Happy?”
by Akhil Sharma
from the April 17, 2017 issue of The New Yorker
Akhil Sharma’s fiction has appeared in The New Yorker a few times over the past few years (you can see our responses to “We Didn’t Like Him,” “A Mistake,” and “A Life of Adventure and Delight”).
I’ve tended to enjoy his work, though I still haven’t read his Folio Prize winning novel Family Life (which Lee reviewed for the site here).
I am glad to see that this is not an excerpt from a novel. Rather, as discussed in Sharma’s interview with Deborah Treisman (here), “You Are Happy?” is a story in Sharma’s collection A Life of Adventure and Delight, which is being published this summer.