Posted on August 9, 2021 at 10:40 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Not all readers want to see COVID-19 reflected in their fiction.

After reading “Other People’s Kitchens,” though, we’d like to gently encourage those vehemently opposed to it to reconsider, at least for this tale.

In it, COVID’s effects on the economy push the narrator into a private-chef gig — but the disease isn’t the epicenter of the story by Bryan Washington.

Washington has gained critical acclaim for the short-story collection Lot (which won a Lammie in 2019) and his debut novel, Memorial, which landed on a number of best-of-2020 lists.

You can read “Other People’s Kitchens” in The Cut.

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