I found “The Second Nanny” by Djuna a bit off, and I don't have a good description why. Part of it is the shift in who the narration follows, which is wobbling around trying to avoid giving away Seorin's secret but still having a need to follow her in the narration, and some other bits also feel incongruent. But I think my main problem is that it claims to be a story with humans clinging to irrational beliefs and new beings with hyperrationality. And it just doesn't show through for me.

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