Mémé was a wonderful woman who was given to scarves and worrying and who talked a great deal at night, which is when she liked to have a few glasses of her wine. Talking water, my grandfather called it.
‘The Man Who Danced with Dolls’ is a portrait of a family’s legacy — the language of their memories, the secrets of their buried past, and the subway busker whose wordless dancing punctuates their lives.
Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams teaches English literature at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. In 2010 she was a recipient of the Rona Jaffe National Literary Award.
Proceeds to benefit the New Hanover County Humane Society.