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They got in the truck and drove off (recalling the day I was born)

I GOT A text message from my sister Mariana, saying she had thought about calling me to tell me about the day I was born but that she remembered that she’d already related the details to me. I responded, honestly, … Continue reading

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The accident, and that v-shaped scar on my mother’s forehead

IN 1951, MY sister Delfina eloped and that summer went with her husband’s family to work in Ohio. “Se la robó,” we would say about our brother-in-law Pedro: he abducted her. That’s how the running away of a young couple was … Continue reading

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