Saturday, October 8, 2011

Nico Alvarado "A Hunger Artist" ~ Witness

"Then he came over and opened the jar of bees in my face."

A work of nonfiction, "A Hunger Artist" by Nico Alvarado appears in Witness and starts off with evocative descriptions of a boy. The narrative continues by explaining more about the boy, Rico, and anecdotes further (vividly and thoughtfully) clarify his character. The narrative concludes with a tense confrontation with Rico, who has to bathe, and final images of the bees he has stunned.

This is a very worthwhile, thought-provoking read about the trials of social workers and one afflicted young man.


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