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Love in the Time of Numbness; Or, Doctor Chekhov, Writer – The New Yorker

(This article first appeared in The New Yorker on April 11, 2017)

  • As the matriarch of our heaving, multi-generational family, she had always helmed the kitchen with an efficient, if somewhat despotic, hand. Because all the food in that household was cooked by her—years earlier, an attempted takeover by one of the uncle’s wives had been swiftly and tyrannically rebuffed—my grandmother was, in fact, the ultimate arbiter of taste…


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