author: Barbara Alberti (translated by Lawrence Venuti)/didn’t have access to the Italian
where: Al Reem
note: Much like the form of Toni Morrison’s Nobel Prize Speech, when asked to explain this story, Alberti, instead of answering straightforwardly, tells another story.
a line: “She nursed the baby with one mouth at each breast, and she didn’t complain.’”
theme(s): Birth defect, god, siblings