Thursday, June 5, 2008

Ethiopian Adoption in The New Yorker Summer Fiction Issue.

Mary Gaitskill has written an interesting short story called, "Don't Cry" in this week's New Yorker. The story is about two American women in Addis Ababa, trying to do an independent Ethiopian adoption. I remember reading some of Gaitskill's short stories years ago. Her fiction is jarring but moving, and you kind of feel like you need a shower after reading it. (Remember the movie "Secretary"? It was based on one of her stories.)

"Don't Cry," is worth reading if you get a chance. It deals with grief and loss, and has a glimmer of hope thrown in for good measure. Here is the online link, but I don't think it will be available there for a couple of weeks. You may have to get it at a news stand, or the library if you can't wait.

You know Ethiopian adoption is getting popular when it starts to become the setting for a fictional short story.

For a non-fiction short story about Ethiopia, tune in tomorrow for my first ever Friday Friend and Family Feature: Guest Blogger Edition.


  1. Looks like the story put your doggie to sleep! Very cute.

  2. !! we subscribe and it's in the house...we'll read it tonight! thank you!

  3. I've been wanting to get the fiction issue and this is just the nudge I need to go get it today. Thanks for that.