story: “The Leopard”
author: Anthony Marra
where: A bed on the 33rd floor.
note: There’s a description near the end where the narrator, Roman, considers all the folks responsible for erasing people, and it makes me think of the book Ordinary Men.
a line: “It takes nothing less than the whole might of the state to erase a person, but only the error of one individual–if that is what memory is now called–to preserve her.”
theme(s): Censorship, war, siblings,