Debra Zaslow: “Bringing Bubbe Home”
Debra Zaslow: Excerpted from novel, “Bringing Bubbe Home”
My fingers graze over the photo, stroking her face. I want to turn her towards the tree. Press your face to the trunk, smell the resin. Listen, you can hear beetles climbing in rows, racing through the core of the wood. I want her to grab the trunk and hold it so fiercely that her life doesn’t drain away. I want to shout, Hold on and don’t move. Everything you need is here. But she can’t hear me. She smoothes her gown and stares ahead.
I just love this passage from Debra. So powerful. Debra’s novel “Bubbe” will be released this spring 2014. I’m so excited.
It’s been such a privilege to feature these prose excerpts in the past couple weeks. I’ll be switching to a new 5-6 piece series within this theme starting tomorrow. Hard to leave these collaborations. I’ve never done this before. It’s been a wild and illuminating challenge.