“A Year in Reading: Lydia Kiesling” on The Millions is terrific. You have to read it. So do it.
I became obsessed with Norwegian and Swedish social policies. Back with Karl Ove, I underlined every part where he scoffed at Swedish sanctimony and hypocrisy. TRY LIVING HERE, I would scream in my head, to no one. I couldn’t help noting that this reading assignment was the corner office in the women’s work of thinking about men who are not thinking about you.
Buy "The Tumor" — my short story that’s been called "a masterpiece of short fiction."