Selected Shorts: Neighbors
Two great stories on this week’s Selected Shorts that shed an unsettling light on the neighbors: “Adults Alone,” by A.M. Homes, read by Christina Pickles and “The Knocking,” by David Means, read by our own Isaiah Sheffer. There’s also a bonus interview with A.M. Homes about “Adults Alone,” which was originally published in her amazing collection, The Safety of Objects, and later developed into her novel, Music for Torching. “Adults Alone” follows a suburban couple attempting to shake out of their domestic stupor by smoking crack, while “The Knocking” deals with a classic New York City phenomenon, the noisy upstairs neighbor. Listen on your local public radio station, or download it on podcast for free.