“Clean, Cleaner, Cleanest”
by Sherman Alexie
from the June 5 & 12, 2017 issue of The New Yorker

It’s time for the summer fiction issue, featuring three stories: “Clean, Cleaner, Cleanest,” by Sherman Alexie; “Crossing the River No Name,” by Will Makin (here); and “Show Don’t Tell,” by Curtis Sittenfeld (here).

This post and comment thread are focused on Sherman Alexie’s “Clean, Cleaner, Cleanest.” It’s been a while since I’ve read anything by Alexie. In fact, the most recent was probably “Happy Trails,” which appeared in the 2013 summer fiction issue (see our post here).

I’m curious to see where he goes with this one and am looking forward to your thoughts below!

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