Two Windows and a Story

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A Palestinian man looks out from a building damaged in the conflict with Israel in the southern Gaza Strip.

I am an Arab
And my identity card is number fifty thousand
I have eight children
And the nineth is coming after a summer
Will you be angry?

R.I.P Mahmoud Darwish 1941-2008

Clara by Roberto Bolano

She had big breasts, slim legs, and blue eyes. That’s how I like to remember her. I don’t know why I fell madly in love with her, but I did, and at the start, I mean for the first days, the first hours, it all went fine; then Clara returned to the city where she lived, in the south of Spain (she’d been on vacation in Barcelona), and everything began to fall apart. (Read more – New Yorker – Fiction)

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