When Dad and I left Kishinev, Vladek was crying. It wasn’t the first time — he’d cried a few nights earlier, when we said goodbye after dinner, and before dinner, at his apartment, when Dad handed him a hundred dollars in an envelope. “Oh no, no,” he’d said then and walked away toward the other… [Read More]
Helen Rubinstein’s essays and fiction have been published in Bygone Bureau, Ninth Letter, The New York Times, and elsewhere, and her book-in-progress has recently been honored by fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Elizabeth George Foundation. She teaches writing in Brooklyn.