“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
- Great story on gender equality (er, lack thereof) in professional labor markets in Japan
- More annals of correlations wrongly attributed as causation: The more equal women and men are, the less they want the same things
- In happened sooner than I thought: Baobab beer in microbrewery in New Jersey
- Building housing in San Jose
- Readings on immigration issues in the United States
- An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.