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Forgiven Your Debts


"My grandfather was born eighty-seven years ago in a small town on the Azorean island of Pico, a place abundant in wild flowers and jagged lava rock. The nearest land mass is the Iberian peninsula, a thousand miles east, but looking out from my grandfather’s and my father’s town, the roiling waters of the Atlantic are broken only by Brazil, many thousands of miles distant. (...)"


Lemos, T.M., "Forgiven Your Debts" (2018). Gávea-Brown: A Bilingual Journal of Portuguese-North American Letters and Studies. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library.