Review of Jess Row’s post-apocalyptic story set in Vermont.
Short Story Reviews
Published in the October 27, 2014 issue of The New Yorker, “The Empties” by Jess Row is a postapocalyptic (or is it distopian?) short story set in the Northeast. What grabbed me about this story was in the fourth paragraph, where Row’s characters step back and view their own narrative. What story are we in? What’s happening?
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Yi Mun-yol‘s short story, “An Anonymous Island,” published in the September 12, 2011 issue of The New Yorker, explores anonymity, but loses focus of that concept as the story plays out. In the overpopulation of cities,… Read More »Craft: An Anonymous Island – Yi Mun-Yol