Hannah Pittard reads “The Year Helen Turned Forty-One,” at the 2008 Key West Literary Seminar: New Voices. It begins:
The year Helen turned forty-one, she developed bronchitis and fell in love. He was tan, wore shorts in the winter, and had fantastically large calves. He rode a bicycle to which he attached his few possessions by way of a plastic grocery bag, and looked about ten years older than Helen. He was devastatingly aloof.
From KWLS 2008: New Voices