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Caila Rossi

This preceding is an excerpt from Caila Rossi’s novella, Seeing A Specialist, a portion of which appeared in The Gettysburg Review. She lives in Crown Heights.


Isaac lurked near the kitchen door. His face expressed a hellish despair.


Once, in a thoughtful moment, he told her why he had married her: “Because I knew you’d make a good mother.” There was no mention of love, but it didn’t matter anymore. After nine years, she wondered only how much more she could take.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2023

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