“We are on vacation, from life and from struggle both. We are ‘going with the ﬂow.’ ” View this email in your browser
“The Lazy River,” by Zadie Smith
“We are on vacation, from life and from struggle both. We are ‘going with the ﬂow.’ ”
FROM THE ARCHIVE: If you liked this story, we think you will enjoy “Bullfighting,” by Roddy Doyle, from 2008.
“I thought of it as a story about despair: personal, political, historical, and cultural despair,” said the author.
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