Discussion Notes: Referential

Find this week’s story here: Referential by Lorrie Moore.

Next week’s story: Martha, Martha by Zadie Smith.

Rated: Clean

Rammy is back! He joins Gerald, Maya, and Anais in discussing Referential by Lorrie Moore. The hosts unpack this raw story that at times veered too deep into the bleak. However, powerful prose and well drawn characters saved the story from being overwhelmed by that bleakness. In general, the hosts agreed this time, with Rammy the most disappointed by the lack of plot. Still, this portrait of loneliness and mental illness is a must read.

Did we miss a crucial piece of this story? Tell us below!

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