Wednesday, March 07, 2007

"Boy Inside the Man" -- Sarah Weinman

This story's in the May issue of EQMM. It's very short, but it delivers.

Dovid Birnbaum is going to have his bar mitzvah. Today he'll become a man. Except that he's already crossed the line from innocence to experience, though I can't say just why. You need to read the story for that. And of course you need to read the story for the ending which puts the clincher on the theme of what entering manhood can come to mean to some people. Having told you very little about the story, I've told you enough. Get a copy of the latest EQMM and have a look for yourself. You won't be sorry.

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