by Anne Enright
from the March 9, 2020 issue of The New Yorker
It took me a while to acquire a taste for Anne Enright’s work, but I’m so glad that I have. I think she’s got a nice mixture of darkness and humor, and I think she explores humanity with remarkable insight and subtlety. She’s about to publish a novel, Actress, but “Night Swim” is not an excerpt. As she says in her interview:
My short stories are only about themselves. They are the solution to their own riddles or non-riddles and, as such, they stay self-contained and indifferent to the rest of my work.
Very excited to see what we have in “Night Swim”!
Please feel free to share any thoughts you might have on “Night Swim” or Enright’s work in general.