Words of the Week

“The new state was sealed north, east, and south by hostile borders and washed on the west by the merciful Mediterranean—the sea into which its children dove as if into the arms of complete freedom and from which they learned the audacity they made their trademark, and into which Fanya never stepped after she saw a jellyfish floating in its waters.”

Source: Rachel Kadish, From a Sealed Room

(Cross-posted on Practicing Writing as a “Sunday Sentence”)