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Walter and Edith

Some people love taking cruises. The retired couple in this short story, by Miami fiction writer Jeremy Glazer, enjoys watching them go by.

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Sunset at South Pointe Park in Miami Beach.(Alicia Zuckerman)

Death—always around us—seemed especially present in recent days. The killing of Osama Bin Laden revived memories of his 9/11 victims, while Yom HaShoah brought to mind those who perished in the Holocaust. Yet every day, private acts of mourning take place—people grieve over the loss of a loved one, a friend, a neighbor. In the short story “Walter and Edith,” Miami-based writer Jeremy Glazer offers a more intimate glimpse into the experience of personal loss. His story comes to Vox Tablet by way of Alicia Zuckerman, a senior producer of the radio show Under the Sun at WLRN in Miami. [Running time: 9:32.]

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Earl Ganz says:


A very touching story and it’s nice to hear fiction being read. It’s so
much simpler and at the same time more complex and even-handed
than the usual polemic shrieks that follow many of Tablets articles.

Earl Ganz

Although I listen to all the podcasts and enjoy many of them, I have never responded (in writing). I must tell how much this story touched a nerve, especially listening to it on the day we held the unveiling of a good friend’s tombstone. Well-written and well read, feel free to do more.
Thanks so much!
Richard Kamins

I agree with the commenter above. It is really well written even for me as a foreigner easy to read. Thank you for this new point of view.

Thank you


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Walter and Edith

Some people love taking cruises. The retired couple in this short story, by Miami fiction writer Jeremy Glazer, enjoys watching them go by.

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