“Deaf and Blind” by Lara Vapnyar, short story in April 24, 2017 The New Yorker. As usual, the blog Mookse and the Gripes has great comments with reader reactions to the story. I found it very readable though a little light. It is clever in the humor of the somewhat smart-alecky girl whose parents are divorced. She sees a lot, she misses a lot (for all her watching, when the special guest arrives she is in the bathroom, of course!). But the overwhelming emotion of the ending is nicely done.
Blogs I Follow
- Choices, choices: Radio campaign to reduce rural child mortality or public transport infrastructure for Ouagadougou
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- Livres photos pour les bibliothèques, de International School of Ouagadougou (ISO)
- My Dad sends me to a Nigerian comedy web site… pretty good!
- Honey bees are essential for pollination karité trees in Burkina Faso
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