"Haunting. Sally Wiener Grotta has painted a beautifully poignant story.... at once sensual, poignant, and hauntingly alluring." ~ Nancy Foster
In this short story, a suburban wife's perceptions of life and self-awareness are irreparably altered when she witnesses a brief but vivid moment of violence in downtown Chinatown. (Originally published in The North Atlantic Review.)
To read Sally Wiener Grotta’s essay about the source and germination of this story, please go to her blog post Haunting Questions.
About Sally Wiener Grotta
Sally Wiener Grotta is the consummate storyteller, reflecting her deep humanism and appreciation for the poignancy of life. As an award-winning journalist, she has authored many hundreds of articles, columns, essays and reviews for scores of glossy magazines, newspapers, journals and online publications. She has also authored numerous non-fiction books; her novels Jo Jo and The Winter Boy.
A member of the Authors Guild, Sally Wiener Grotta is a frequent speaker at conferences. schools and other organizations storytelling, creativity, the business of writing, as well as on photography and the traditional tradespeople of her American Hands narrative portrait project. She welcomes invitations to participate in discussions with book clubs (occasionally in person, more often via Skype, Google Hangout or phone), and to do occasional readings. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and/or her blog.