Discussion Notes: Queenie

Next week’s story is Drone by Hari Kunzru

Rated: Clean

Queenie is a short story about a young woman who visits her sister who ran away with the neighbor and is in a difficult relationship. We discussed abuse, lost and sisterhood. This is our second Alice Munro story and Anais found herself enjoying it more now that she understood Munro’s writing better. Maya enjoyed the story but found it less strong than Amundsen which we read in March of 2015.

We all enjoyed this story and found comparing our experiences a valuable experience.

Don’t forget to rate the story! For the history of our goofy system, see Anais’ post “Read Short Stories or Ray Bradbury Cries.” On a scale of 1-6 Bradberries, how do you rate Queenie? Tell us in the comments below or via voicemail, and we will give the final tally on the next episode. We are also in desperate need of iTunes reviews. Please search Literary Roadhouse in iTunes and leave reviews for all of our shows.

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