In this issue:
"Christmas Stories" by Adam Gopnik: The interrogation of tradition.
"The Virtuoso" by James B. Stewart: A tech pioneer's unexpected last act.
LETTER FROM FRANCE
"The Home Front" by Lauren Collins: Leïla Slimani's dark explorations of our most intimate taboos.
OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS
"Trapped" by Jonathan Blitzer: On Long Island, immigrant teen-agers are caught between a gang and the law.
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