100 days 100 short stories:: story 40

story: A Permanent Member of the Family  

author: Russell Banks

year: 2013

where: taxi ride home

note: reading American writers during this week of sadness for America

a line: “So when one loses it prematurely, in childhood and adolescence, through divorce or the sudden early death of a parent or, more usually, war, it can leave one fixated on that loss for a lifetime.”

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