Cólm Toibîn, "The Color of Shadows"

A nephew takes care of the aunt who raised him.

(from the New Yorker, April 13, 2009)

A fine but slow and somber story. No twists, no clever language, no surprises or hooks, unless you count warm moments of humanity. Which I don’t.
Here‘s Colm Toibin’s site. Read the story here.

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