Epigraph: Sebastian Barry, The Temporary Gentleman (New York: Viking, 2014);
© 2014 Sebastian Barry. Muriel Rukeyser, “Orpheus,” in Selected Poems, edited by
Adrienne Rich (Boone, IA: Library of America, 2004); © 2004 William Rukeyser.
Epigraph: Toni Morrison, “The Site of Memory,” in Inventing the Truth: The Art and
Craft of Memoir, edited by William Zinsser (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1995);
© Toni Morrison.
1 The Brotherhood-­Sister Sol, an organization serving the needs of children and
youth in New York City.
2 Jane Lazarre, “Forgiveness,” a story in the Village Voice, May 19, 1975.
Chapter 1
Epigraph: Patricia Hampl, I Could Tell You Stories: Sojourns in the Land of Memory
(New York: W. W. Norton, 1999); © 1999 Patricia Hampl.
Chapter 3
Epigraph: Langston Hughes, “I, Too, Sing America,” in The Collected Poems of
Langston Hughes (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994). © 1994 Estate of Langston
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