Stupendous, gripping, humorous! :)
This is a truly hilarious short story. I love Magda as a character. How she and Errol wind up together is a riot. What a completely delightful read and such a relief from the pestilence of Trump and Covid. Thanks for posting!!!
Hilarious, weird, edgy, smart. This is one of my all time favorite short stories. I was twenty-one when it appeared in The New Yorker, almost thirteen years ago.
For a while, I couldn’t track it down. But this morning, randomly, the title (Magda Mandela) came back to me in a flash. Funny how memory works! I get so stoked when this happens.
I though this was very funny and Very witty. “Although her voice is an extraordinary phenomenon, it’s not tonal, at least not as we usually understand tonality.” Living with house full of musicians, I found this hilarious. I love to laugh and this made me laugh out loud.
Awesome!! So glad you dug it!