by Rachel Heng published in The New Yorker
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Hwee Bin lives in Sunrise Valley, a nursing home f...Show description
Posted 694 days ago
Given the effects the COVID pandemic has had on the elderly population in the past year and a half, especially in nursing homes and the like, a story like this is timely to say the least. But, I was not a fan of the story itself. I found it Hwee Bin's narrative much too mundane and a little confusing at times.
Kirpal being an executioner was an interesting "twist," but at the same time very out-of-place. I assume Heng was going for irony here, which did come across well, but it also felt too intentional to me.