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Just Desserts

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Sylvia Stanger has always lived in the asphyxiating brick community around Canal Street in New York City in the fifties. She never stepped over the invisible line that separated the Jews from the Italians. She was a voluptuous woman in her thirties, married to Martin who worked at his uncle's shirtwaist factory, with two young daughters.

One morning, an ordinary morning, something changed. Sylvia work up as usual one morning but the day was anything but usual. Sylvia's past came knocking on her door and she had to get out of bed in order to answer it. Or else!

It is a subtle journey into madness.

'Poetica,' the Jewish Literary Magazine, chose 'Just Desserts' as a 2014-2015 fiction selection.

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