story: “Mr. Wu”
author: Ottessa Moshfegh
where: Yamanote Atelier, Dubai
note: An earlier version of this story is on The Paris Review and is called “Disgust”…I’m glad I read it with its revised title, because the original title is too leading.
a line: “More than anything in the world, perhaps more than winning her heart, he did not want to appear awkward.”
theme(s): Attractive, middle-age, love, prostitution,