Tagged with post-2000

Collection Review: The Dog of the Marriage

Collection Review: The Dog of the Marriage

There’s a one-sentence story in this collection called “Memoir”—“Just once in my life—oh, when have I ever wanted anything just once in my life?”—and it is exquisite. But mostly for me, The Dog of the Marriage was like walking through a crowd of people and thinking you recognize someone, but realizing that you’re mistaken, it’s not the … Continue reading

“Found Objects” by Jennifer Egan

“Found Objects” by Jennifer Egan

Full story here, courtesy of The New Yorker First sentence: “It began the usual way, in the bathroom of the Lassimo Hotel.” Characterization: “He wore funky sweaters and let her call him Coz, but he was old-school inscrutable, to the point where Sasha couldn’t tell if he was gay or straight, if he’d written famous books or if … Continue reading