Cecilia Stefanescu in B O D Y

“A hand migrated to the abdomen; the other was on its way to the other iceberg. But the encounter with the left breast was even worse. The coldness, the skin wrinkled over the flesh, made him shiver. And time stopped still again, as if the coldness of the body he was groping had overflowed into the surrounding world, freezing it.”

From an excerpt of the novel Sun Alley by Romanian writer Cecilia Ştefănescu, translated by Alexandra Coliban.

‘Sun Alley’ is a novel about the roots of adultery and the destiny of an exceptional young boy who, thanks to his gifts, has the power to see his own future in his mind’s eye.


You can get the novel at Istros Books’ website here

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Photo – Study  for Ophelia by John Everett Millais, 1852

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