A story translated from Japanese that talks about a housewife’s uncommon habits and her affair. I won’t say too much about the context of the story, just that there are spirits, one the kitchen god and the other a weasel that make appearances throughout the story. By the end, we are left to wonder at the psychological stress being put on this woman who seems to be absent from her interactions and mindless in her obsessions.
The New Yorker July 10 & 17th, 2023
July 15, 2023