Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Short Story Wednesday: From Taffy Brodesser Aknew


I know her novel (LONG ISLAND COMPROMISE) will be great, but it would be hard to top this story and what it tells us about the attempt to overcome trauma of any kind.  Hold onto your seat....

George Kelley

Jerry House


Margot Kinberg said...

Wow!!!! What a story indeed! Thanks for sharing, Patti.

Todd Mason said...

And an alternate path for those with no NYT sub:

Interesting that the essay is a companion to a novel.

I might have one coming's been a rotten morning already, with cats not feeling well and a warped front door, courtesy all the damned 90+ degree days in a row (and the previously non-problematic fact of it being a wooden door facing the elements...once it was trimmed down from swelling).

Jeff Meyerson said...

We're back for a while. Went out this morning, went to Rhode Island, had lunch in a great place in Narragansett with HUGE lobster rolls.

But, anyway... I did read Roddy Doyle's first book of stories, THE DEPORTEES, and, generally speaking, I'd definitely recommend it. About to finish the second Philip K. Dick collection, WE CAN REMEMBER IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE.

I saw that kidnap story last week.

TracyK said...

That is a terrifying story, I have just read the first few paragraphs and I will come back to finish it later.