Her mother, to quiet the voices of insanity in her head, paints and repaints a wooden table, handmade by her grandfather. A generation later, the daughter removes all the layers of paint, just as intently, intensely, in a similar attempt to manage her life.
Monthly Archives: December 2013
All three children are home, in various stages of recuperating from chicken pox, when a tornado rips through the Illinois town creating swaths of devastation but leaving their home and livelihood (and family, see : chicken pox) untouched. At first it’s miraculously amazing but then the townspeople– no other of whom was completely unscathed– turn less than honorable.