A WRITER'S WIT
New Yorker Summer Fiction 2016
Each summer The New Yorker magazine publishes several short stories in a single issue. The implication is that one will tuck this issue under one's arm, take it to the beach, and read it from cover to cover. I wish. This profile of Zadie Smith's story is the first in a series of four. —RJ
“But our chief’s wife stood up suddenly, left the room, and walked out into the yard” (47).
The reader has no sympathy for the men who have entered her village uninvited. Smith’s novel, Swing Time, will be out in November.
Photograph by Richard Mosse.
NEXT TIME: New Yorker Summer Fiction Issue Continued