Nathan Englander's "Free Fruit for Young Widows" (short story, non-genre, free): Turning a man into a monster
- Innumerable Partition stories in India. There have been a lot of movies on the subject too.
- Tobias Wolff's "A Mature Student" rationalizes sometimes barbarous behavior of US soldiers in Afganistan & Iraq.
- Paolo Bacigalupi's "The Yellow Card Man" has some beastly human behavior on display in Thailand in situations where survival is all that matters.
Fact sheet.First published: The New Yorker, 17 May 2010.
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Added to my "best of 2010" list.
Related: Author interview that includes information on the origins of this story [via Digital Dunes].