Food for Thought – Crescent

by Jeanne


It’s Sunday, Sirine’s day off.  They sleep late and make a breakfast from the fruit trees and garden in the building’s courtyard:  sweet oranges, tangerines, tomatoes, grapefruit, avocado.  They sit on a fold-out aluminum love seat on his balcony with plates and knives and a bowl of salt.  A trail of juice runs along her fingers and Han kisses her palms.   -excerpt from the novel, Crescent by Diana Abu-Jaber