by Adam Levin
from the March 2, 2020 issue of The New Yorker
I apologize that this is going up late. My server was having issues yesterday, and by the time it was fixed I was a long way down the work rabbit hole. But here we are, with yet another author whose name I didn’t recognize at first. Some cursory research on the web reminded me of Levin’s debut door-stopper The Instructions (over 1,000 pages!) that McSweeney’s published in 2010. I remember that event, though I never read the book. A couple of years after that he published a collection of short fiction, Hot Pink, and he will publish his second novel, Bubblegum, in April. Despite Bubblegum‘s page count being listed as 784 pages, “Kid Positive” does not appear to be an excerpt.
Time to dive back in the work rabbit hole! But please do feel free to leave a comment below. Do you like “Kid Positive”? How come or why not? I hope everyone is doing well!