Friday, September 21, 2012

Paul La Farge's short story in the New Yorker

If you'd like an introduction to Paul La Farge, who visits us this coming Thursday, Sept. 27, you can read his July 2012 short story about life, death, sexual infidelity, strained literary conversation, writing and Jean-Jacques Rousseau in the New Yorker online:

by Paul La Farge

A husband and wife drive to Boston. The husband is sick. He takes extra-strong cold medication just before getting into the car, and all the way to Boston he worries that he is going to fall asleep at the wheel and crash into the median. Or maybe the husband secretly wants to crash rather than go to his father-in-law’s birthday party, which is what he and his wife are driving to Boston for....

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