Cover Photo: Photos of the author's family by Natalia Sylvester
Photos of the author's family by Natalia Sylvester

Mourning My Birthplace: On Immigration, Family, and the Distance in Between

“When you’ve spent your life apart from a loved one, what prepares you for not knowing how to mourn?”

What I want for him now is peace and a chance to reclaim his words, if only for the last ones that are spoken.

What I want more than anything is to speak.

could say.

What I want more than anything is to be heard.

Natalia Sylvester is the author of the novels Chasing the Sun (2014) and Everyone Knows You Go Home, out now from Little A Books. Visit her website at nataliasylvester.com or on Twitter & Instagram @NataliaSylv.