The Matchmaker


The Best Short Story I Read in a Lit Mag This Week: “The Matchmaker” by Karen Palmer

In “The Matchmaker” (James Franco Review), Karen Palmer stays tight to her characters’ moment-by-moment experiences, which helps the potentially polarizing events of the story elude simple definitions. What’s revealed is the tragedy of a mental institution unable to adequately serve the population it’s responsible for. In the opening few paragraphs, we discover that the first…