“Crossing the River No Name”
by Will Mackin
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 (here); “Show Don’t Tell,” by Curtis Sittenfeld (here); and “Crossing the River No Name,” by Will Makin.
This post and comment thread are focused on Will Mackin’s “Crossing the River No Name.” Mackin’s debut story, “Kattekoppen,” appeared in The New Yorker back in March 2013, and we were all impressed. It seems with this story that he has continued to write about his experiences in war.
I’m curious to see where he goes with this one and am looking forward to your thoughts below!