In a writing workshop I participated in this past spring, this story was recommended to one of the other students. The recommendation was made in regard to a family dinner scene the student was trying to pin down, and it just wasn’t working. The workshop instructor recommended this story as a great example of a compelling dinner scene. She was right. But, man, the story was so much more than that.
This particular story has one of the best lines I had read in some time:
“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.”
I still return to that thought often. The story, as well, is powerful.
published by Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading