I spent a decent amount of time looking for additional works and a short biography of this author and came up empty. Even tapped into the Literature Resource Center…no dice.
The Contributor’s Notes state that Robinson worked at several newspapers (not sure if he was a reporter…could have been a pressman) and he did mention that when he submitted the story to The New Yorker he was retired and that this was his first published story.
I enjoyed the story – nice winding piece about how we end up becoming our parents (or father).
I have my own anxieties about raising W that I've shared here but this story doesn't have the pull for me to share more or delve deeper into my feelings right now. I know for sure there will be plenty of time for venting in the future.