The New Yorker: Stories of the Year — 2013

New Yorker Stories of the Year   For the past several years, I’ve been asking readers to vote on the…

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The New Yorker: “Coming Soon” by Steven Millhauser

December 16, 2013: “Coming Soon” by Steven Millhauser Weird story. Twilight Zone? Kafka? (I couldn’t find a Q&A with Millhauser,…

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The New Yorker: “The Late Novels of Gene Hackman” by Rivka Galchen

December 9, 2013: “The Late Novels of Gene Hackman” by Rivka Galchen There isn’t too much to be learned from…

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The New Yorker: “The Christmas Miracle” by Rebecca Curtis

December 23 & 30: “The Christmas Miracle” by Rebecca Curtis Wow. This story did nothing for me at all. While…

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The New Yorker: “Roadkill” by Romesh Gunesekera

December 2, 2013: “Roadkill” by Romesh Gunesekera Q&A with Romesh Gunesekera This story reminds me of my one and only…

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The New Yorker: “Kilfi Creek” by Lionel Shriver

November 25, 2013: “Kilfi Creek” by Lionel Shriver This is a readable story, if only because one wants to know…

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The New Yorker: “Find the Bad Guy” by Jeffrey Eugenides

November 18, 2013: “Find the Bad Guy” by Jeffrey Eugenides There’s not a lot to learn from the Q&A with…

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The New Yorker: “Benji” by Chinelo Okparanta

November 11, 2013: “Benji” by Chinelo Okparanta I guess unlikable characters are a thing now, because it’s hard to like…

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The New Yorker: “Weight Watchers” by Thomas McGuane

November 4, 2013: “Weight Watchers” by Thomas McGuane Q&A with Thomas McGuane I’m not sure I like this story much,…

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The New Yorker: “Samsa in Love” by Haruki Murakami

October 28, 2013: “Samsa in Love” by Haruki Murakami Okay. I guess. Here we have The Metamorphosis turned on its…

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