by Lauren Groff published in The New Yorker
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A mother tells her children to pretend it's just a...Show description
Posted 780 days ago
This story was incredibly passionate, and Geoff's writing is beautiful. One of the best stories i have read from The New Yorker in some time. I love short stories that are actually short and feel as if the author got it all out onto paper in one sitting. Obviously this takes much longer to write, edit, etc., but the urgency of the piece feels perfect for this format. It focuses on one topic only and drags us into it with great language, and then let's us go thinking about it long afterwards.
Heartbreaking and very real at the same time. The countless women that this must have happened to over the years. And even now. What a terrifyingly good piece.