Sunday, September 8, 2019

the last book I ever read (What You Have Heard Is True by Carolyn Forché, excerpt fourteen)

from What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance by Carolyn Forché:

A few weeks later we were told that twenty-seven federal agents had surrounded the apartment where Alex was staying in Los Angeles, had apprehended him, and summarily deported him to the custody of the Salvadoran government, whereupon he was immediately imprisoned. Some years later, Sean would tell me that he didn’t remember the man called Alex, who had once stayed with us, but had always wondered how he had learned to play chess.

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