The Last Letter from Mother to Son

Many people amazed me. And not only the vulgar, the angry and the illiterate. One was an old teacher, retired, 75 years old, he would always ask about you, send his regards, say about you: “He is our pride”. And those cursed days when we met he didn’t greet me, but looked away. And then I was told that he said at a meeting in the commandant’s office: “The air has cleared, and there is no smell of garlic”.

7 Ноябрь 2014|Grossman Ekaterina Savelyevna translated by Iliashenko Olga