story: “A Dream of Men”
author: Mary Gaitskill
where: Home, kitchen table
note: Apparently this story is discussed by Ben Marcus and Deborah Treisman on an episode of The New Yorker: Fiction podcast; I’ll have to give it a listen this week.
a line: “Ever since then, Laura had felt good around Dr. Ramirez. Every time she saw her, she thought, Ways to be a loving person.”
theme(s): Sexuality, death, aging, desire