by Jeffrey Eugenides
from the February 5, 2018 issue of The New Yorker

It’s been a while since we’ve had much from Jeffrey Eugenides. I love his first novel, The Virgin Suicides (reviewed here). I did not love his Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Middlesex (reviewed here). I did not try to read his third novel, The Marriage Plot (though I have it and still plan to some day). I didn’t hear much hub-bub when his collection of short stories, Fresh Complaint, came out last year. It would seem my interest in his work has died off, and my impression is that general interest has as well, but I’m hoping that if that’s the case it’s unfounded and that we all get a great story this week.

I look forward to seeing what you all think! I’m on holiday for the next few days so I don’t know when I’ll get a chance to read it, but I’ll try to find a way, especially if it’s good!



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