A controversial 4,000 word tale by Kristen Roupenian appeared in The New Yorker
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This story is currently causing a great deal of online chatter about fattism and bad sex. I read it to see what all the fuss was about. All I can say is that it’s a well crafted story with competently-drawn, entirely believable characters – and it kept me reading until the end. If it shocks, disturbs, annoys or amuses, then it has probably achieved what it set out to do.
Read the story here. Genius or drivel? Essay or fiction? What are your thoughts?
Categories: Short Stories