The New Yorker: “Ba Baboon” by Thomas Pierce

June 2, 2014: “Ba Baboon” by Thomas Pierce I’m still getting caught up on the 2014 stories and hadn’t read…

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The New Yorker: “Camilo” by Alejandro Zambra

May 26, 2014: “Camilo” by Alejandro Zambra In this story, the narrator is a young boy when his father’s godson…

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The New Yorker: “The Waitress” by Robert Coover

May 19, 2014: “The Waitress” by Robert Coover The Q&A with Robert Coover doesn’t help. I’m just not a fan…

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The New Yorker: “The Fugitive” by Lyudmila Ulitskaya

May 12, 2014: “The Fugitive” by Lyudmila Ulitskaya Q&A with Lyudmila Ulitskaya It’s unfair, I suppose, to apply American standards…

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The New Yorker: “The Naturals” by Sam Lipsyte

May 5, 2014: “The Naturals” by Sam Lipsyte Caperton is a consultant (in what area isn’t exactly clear—landscaping?) but is…

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The New Yorker: “The Man in the Woods” by Shirley Jackson

April 28, 2014: “The Man in the Woods” by Shirley Jackson It’s a pleasure to read a previously unknown Shirley…

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The New Yorker: “Hubcaps” by Thomas McGuane

April 21, 2014: “Hubcaps” by Thomas McGuane Owen’s parents drink and fight a lot. He plays baseball and steals hubcaps.…

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The New Yorker: “Box Sets” by Roddy Doyle

April 14, 2014: “Box Sets” by Roddy Doyle Q&A with Roddy Doyle After three months of unemployment, Sam is feeling…

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The New Yorker: “Pending Vegan” by Jonathan Lethem

April 7, 2014: “Pending Vegan” by Jonathan Lethem Paul, weaning himself from an anti-depressant, takes his family to SeaWorld. His…

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The New Yorker: “A Sheltered Woman” by Yiyun Li

March 10, 2014: “A Sheltered Woman” by Yiyun Li This is a terrific sketch of a character in a unique…

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