The boy lives on a mountain in the Middle East, the shirt came from the USA, the Pokemon character on it is Japanese. None of this matters to the boy. Why do these distinctions matter to grown ups? Why do adults argue and fight and kill over such differences? Why do they build walls, both cultural and actual, to stay separate? Even worse, why do they try to eliminate those who are different? And how will that affect this boy's future?
Bruce Douglas Reeves, author DELPHINE, a story about Palestine today and winner of the Clay Reynolds Novella Competition, published by Texas Review Press, available from University Press Books-Berkeley (800-676-8722), Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the Texas A & M University Press Consortium, as well as your local bookstore, by order.
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