One of our favorite S.O. buyers sent along these images documenting a rare convergence of Significant Object, author, and new owner. On the left, that’s Stewart O’Nan, whose Duck Tray story was an early highlight of Vol. 1 of this project. On the right is David Mahlstedt, happy recipient of the Duck Tray (by way of a thoughtful gift from Trifin and Jeannie (who took this pictures) Roule. He is, we are told, an enthusiastic O’Nan fan. So how cool is that?
In addition to signing his story, O’Nan signed the object itself: “In my mind,” he writes, the duck tray is “still on Henry’s dresser.” Enjoy the story again here, and you may just agree.