Big Up to – Review of Glimmer Train Issue 89

Check out Soma’s award-winning story, “Everyone Is Waiting,” in the current issue of Glimmer Train (Issue 89).

An excerpt from’s review of the issue: 

“’Everyone is Waiting’ by Soma Mei Sheng Frazier tackles another timely theme—how first-worlders respond to oppression—in an edgier way. The narrator, a dentist whose wife has recently died, is moved by written pleas he sees in magazines for donations to overseas causes, but the power of this story comes from his more complex reaction to closer pain. His obsession with numbers—in a waiting line, in statistics, in his own examination room—shows his tendency to detach. But his need to connect after the death of his wife necessitates a new perspective. Frazier’s story, like Ducker’s, is expertly constructed, the number motifs a stark contrast to understated images of grief and multiple levels of pain.” – Review by Julie Nichols

If you like the story too, scoop up a copy of Collateral Damage: A Triptych.

2 Responses to “Big Up to – Review of Glimmer Train Issue 89”
  1. Diana says:

    Great essay in Glimmer Train re ‘framing’
    THANKS, Diana Aspin

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