Mary O’Donoghue, "Motocross"

Growing up with a mentally challenged brother.

(Agni #62)

Heartbreak isn’t something I buy into easily. I see it coming miles down the road. I swerve to avoid it. I steel myself against it. This sharp, sneaky story got through. How? Pretty, sometimes sharp language, mostly. But also the way it draws you into the minds of its characters by showing glimpses of ugly truth. Nobody’s a saint.

Chris Whitley, “Dirt Floor”

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