Tag: Luke Salisbury

Ilona

| April 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

     I stayed late Sunday night after the Bible group to speak to Ilona. It was after eleven, and I had to get up early the next day, but I had something I wanted to say. It was something I never told anyone and I wanted to tell Ilona because Ilona saw things more […]

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Gone Dead Train

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Gone Dead Train (formerly titled Sex Drive) The phone rings at one in the morning.  A friend tells you a woman wants to meet you at 7 AM the next morning.  She won’t say who she is.  Your friend says she’s the person you’ve been looking for.  This is family.  She may be your father’s […]

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Somerville Library Highland Ave Branch: April 23

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

I will be reading this Wednesday night, April 23, at 7 PM at the launch party for Constellations Magazine’s latest issue. The story, “Ilona,” is about a Holocaust survivor.  She did not like that name.  She was one of the most remarkable people I have ever met.

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Question

| November 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

My favorite novels almost all end with a death––Gatsby, Lolita, Sound and Fury (The death comes earlier but like all time is omni-present), Absalom!  Absalom!  What great novels, really great novels, don’t end with a death?  Have we been Hameltized?  Are we hard-wired for tragedy?  Huck Finn spiritually dies after Tom Sawyer appears, only to […]

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