Saturday, January 16, 2016
Chicken Dreaming Corn, a novel
I was reminded of this book by Roy Hoffman, which I consider to be The Great American Novel, when I read a tweet this morning by the NBC foreign correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin, who mentioned a bakery founded in Brooklyn by a Syrian immigrant. Chicken Dreaming Corn is the story of a neighborhood in Mobile, Alabama, that featured a number of immigrants from several countries. I always feel glad when I remember this amazing book because the story is great while the feel is very, very personal.