Short Story Sunday: La Conchita
La Conchita, T.C. Boyle
This tale of a certain type of delivery man who encounters a mudslide gave me nightmares. You have to be
a subscriber of The New Yorker to read it online, but fortunately, the story was later published in Boyle’s collection Wild Child and Other Stories (which I will now be buying even though I have the original story I tore out of the magazine). You can pick that up here: http://amzn.com/0143118641
Lately I’ve been working on the overwhelming task of thinning out my book collection; it’s something no book lover likes to do, but let’s face it, every once in a while it has to be done, either to clear clutter or make room for more.
It’s no surprise that a good portion of my collection is devoted to short story collections. I’ve read my share of great stories, and I’ve read my share of awful ones—but I’ve also read my share of a few that blew me away to the point at which I’ll never forget them. So instead of doing a typical “Top” list, I decided instead to focus on ones which fall into the last category (please note that in my “about” descriptions I tried to be spoiler-free). Do you have any that have made a lasting impression on you? Leave them in the comments.
Posted on May 15, 2016, in Short Stories and tagged La Conchita, mudslides, T.C. Boyle collections, The New Yorker short stories, Wild Child and Other Stories. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.