Idle Hands

Idle Hands

“Idle Hands”
New Haven Review Issue 019
Eds. Donald Brown, Nichole Gleisner, Carrie Nolte, Mark Oppenheimer, Brian Francis Slattery, John Stoehr, Sarah Pemberton Strong
February 18, 2017

First Lines

Sylvia: 1971

God or no God, Sylvia Vieira’s special day was all wrong. No mother helped Sylvia fasten her dress for her First Communion. No little sister burst into her bedroom, upending her collection of pressed flowers and carefully preserved damselfly wings, then looking falsely outraged when Sylvia complained.


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