What We Cannot Speak About We Must Pass Over in Silence Summary
John Edgar Wideman

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What We Cannot Speak About We Must Pass Over in Silence Summary

“What We Cannot Speak About We Must Pass Over in Silence” by John Edgar Wideman was first published in the December 2003 issue of Harper's. It is also available in a collection of Wideman's stories, God's Gym (2005). This disturbing story features an anonymous black, middle-aged male narrator who becomes obsessed by the imprisoned son of a dead friend. He spends much time struggling with prison bureaucracy in order to track the man down to...

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