>The New Yorker: "The Visitor" by Marisa Silver

>Candy is a nurse’s aide in a V.A. hospital and is taking care of badly wounded soldier she thinks of…

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>The New Yorker: "Álvaro Russelot’s Journey" by Roberto Bolaño

>Although I liked this story much more than “The Insufferable Gaucho,” the Bolaño story from a few weeks ago, this…

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>The New Yorker: "Or Else" by Antonya Nelson

>Antonya Nelson is a terrific story-teller and this piece is, I think, typical of her. In it, David Chalmers is…

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>The New Yorker: "Brooklyn Circle" by Alice Mattison

>Constance’s Brooklyn apartment has been invaded by her ex-husband, Jerry, who lives in Philadelphia, and their daughter, Joanna, a sculptor…

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>The New Yorker: "The Dog" by Roddy Doyle

>A husband and wife have grown apart. They let petty grievances fester. They’re both getting older – spreading flesh, hair…

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>The New Yorker: "The Cold Outside" by John Burnside

>I’m not sure how many people will agree with me, but for me this is one of the best stories…

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>The New Yorker: "Among Animals and Plants" by Andrei Platonov

>The author, Andrei Platonov, died in 1951 and the contributors’ notes indicates that the “complete text” of “Among Animals and…

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>The New Yorker: "Sin Dolor" by T. Coraghessan Boyle

>Set in Mexico, this is the story of a doctor in a village who one day delivers a baby who…

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>The New Yorker: "Married Love" by Tessa Hadley

>Lottie is far from sympathetic. In order to escape her household and feel more grownup, she announces she’s marrying. No…

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>The New Yorker: "The Insufferable Gaucho" by Roberto Bolaño

>In this story, after a realistic beginning in which the lawyer Pereda’s life in Buenos Aires is told – his…

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