300 short stories: story 241

story: “The Largesse of the Sea Maiden”

author: Denis Johnson

year: 2018

where: Le Brioche

note: This is the title story from Johnson’s collection and is an assigned reading for my workshop class in Aspen Words.

a line: “Rather than memorializing him, we found ourselves asking, ‘Who the hell was this guy?”

theme(s): Aging, death, career


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