Short story: “The New Year”

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“The New Year,” by Ellen Wilbur

Appeared (PDF) in The Yale Review, Vol. 104 No. 3, July 2016

A little over 6 pages, 2735 words

An excellent short story.

The main character reminds me of the priest in “Departures.” He’s the narrator, but you can feel how distant he is from himself, how little he’s able to navigate between his past and his present.