published in The New Yorker
Pianon and Floristella are two older Italian men who have retired in Madagascar. They are both highly regarded by the locals, are acquaintances, and have assimilated very well into the culture. A much younger, beautiful woman, Noelline, soon comes between them as they both fall helplessly in love. But Noelline seems to be fully aware of the game that she is playing.
176 days ago