After much thought and toin-cossing, I have narrowed the choice down to just five stories - the five best stories that have appeared in The New Yorker during 2007. And finalists are (drumroll . . .)
"Homework" by Helen Simpson
"Swimming" by T Cooper
"Mr. Bones" by Paul Theroux
"Or Else" by Antonya Nelson
"Found Objects" by Jennifer Egan
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