“The State of Nature”
by Camille Bordas
from the April 9, 2018 issue of The New Yorker
The last time we heard from Camille Bordas (in “Most Die Young,” her debut New Yorker story, in the January 2, 2017 issue of the magazine; see our post here), her debut English-language novel, How to Behave in a Crowd, was about to be published. We now sit on the other side of that novel, and I’m curious if any of you read it. I didn’t and don’t remember seeing much about it, so I’d love to hear from anyone who did.
I’m glad to see her back. I hope it means she is doing well with her adopted language. Bordas is originally from France and has published novels in French. Then in 2012 she moved to the United States and, to my knowledge, has been writing in English since.
“Most Die Young” got quite a response here. I am excited to see how Bordas’s follow-up does. Please leave your thoughts below!