A Brother Lost and Found: Sierra Bellows
September 19, 2011 § 2 Comments
We’ve been pleased over the few years to see so many Brevity authors appear in The New York Times Modern Love essay section. Proof, we like to think, that The New York Times shares our devotion to voice, intimate detail, and the power of brief nonfiction. Plus, in most cases, we featured the authors first. It honestly feels good to help new voices reach a large audience.
Yesterday, Brevity 30 author Sierra Bellows appeared with a sharp, honest essay about her troubled brother. Here’s a bit of the opening, followed by a link to the full essay:
At first, we didn’t know where she had taken him. To South Korea, where she had a lover? To the Philippines, where her family lived? My father made calls. He talked to the local police. He spoke with Interpol.