- By Lee Upton
The Massachusetts Review presents the seventh Working Titles e-book: Ambrosia by Lee Upton–available this week!
IN MY EARLY CHILDHOOD, the people I loved most in the world made sure that I saw a silver tree. I remember taking a giant breath and then swallowing the sight of that tree so that it would never leave me. Late-born, with a far older brother and sister, I must have been a small child to be on someone’s shoulders, and the wind must have been blowing so hard that the leaves flickered like metal.
For the past five years I have been the only member of my family. My brother and sister, both of them ill for much of their lives, died at early ages...