Ehud Havazelet, "Bill and Arlene"

A rocky relationship between two likeably flawed people.

(from Tin House)

Awesome. I’m usually not blown away by, oh, let’s call them “relationship stories” — ones written to the tune of “Jack and Diane” — but Havazelet scores big points for subtlety. The narrator, who puts action above thoughts until the very last moment, always knows more than he’s telling. So we have to guess, a little. Figure it out for ourselves. Sometimes these people are tough to read, because sometimes people are tough to read.
I found this really weird interview with Havazelet.

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