Aldabjörg doesn’t want to go to America with her dimwit brothers. How many children must she promise to bear in order to stay in Iceland?
(from McSweeney‘s Number 15)
A strange, short story. Reads almost like a scene from Northern Exposure, the way real live people are portrayed as absurd, one-dimensional almost-people, just for the purposes of being weird or living out a joke. But you believe it a little because you see where they’re coming from. Good fun.