What is it about “Cat Person”?

A short story in the New Yorker is encouraging honest conversations about heterosexual relationships.

A domestic cat sticks its head out of a window as it looks at the camera in Ankara, Turkey on September 03, 2017 — Altan Gocher/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Short stories are uniquely unpopular sources of entertainment. Book publishers avoid them, as fiction buyers prefer novels. Magazines have largely cut them from their pages (perhaps because truth lately has become stranger than fiction). So it…