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Saturday, July 02, 2016

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Arrangements

illustration by John Cuneo
(source: NY Times)
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Melania decided she would order the flowers herself. Donald was too busy now anyway to call Alessandra’s as usual and ask for “something amazing.” Once, in the early years, before she fully understood him, she had asked what his favorite flowers were.

The NY Times Book Review asked Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to write a short story related to the current US presidential campaign. She came with The Arrangements, a very contemporary replica to Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, with Melania Trump as Clarissa:

(Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)

(Virginia Woolf)

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