Ludovic Bruckstein in B O D Y

“Reaching this point, Rabbi Nachman felt the urge to make a pause, not even he knew why, and lifting his eyes from the book, he saw on the threshold of the open door the tall thin figure of the wayfarer with the tangled white beard, the clear blue eyes sunken in their sockets, the long weather-beaten bluish caftan. He stood there in the doorway, framed by the silver beams of moonlight from outside. Nobody had heard his footsteps, but the stranger stood there, waiting.”

– from “The Silver Pocket Watch” by Ludovic Bruckstein, translated from the Romanian by Alistair Ian Blyth in B O D Y’s Spring Issue 2023

The short story is part of a collection The Fate of Yaakov Maggid coming out from Istros Books in October 2023.

Read more from B O D Y’s Spring Issue here

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