I was aware of tears sliding down my face. I’d been unwittingly pushed into this situation and felt as cornered as a deer surrounded by coyotes.
If Eric and the Lemberg Foundation had access to DNA records from Ancestry, he’d probably seen mine. I was ninety-seven percent Ashkenazi Jew.
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I was experiencing a kind of synesthesia where smells formed melodic patterns that moved me in ways that only music could.
We stood a moment, adjusting our senses to the dim interior with its rows of plants, the smells of wetness, the eerie feeling of hidden eyes watching us.
I was shocked to hear Maria exclaiming “Hello!” and trying, in broken English, to ask how I'd weathered the storm and explain that her daughter was missing.
Doina had seen pictures of a thick-waisted Maria in the papers and heard rumors that the actress had been “knocked up” by Ceausescu’s libertine son.
Who knew what Maria’s motives were getting involved with the dictator's son? Surely she had heard about his womanizing, his rough behavior, his profligacy.
Gheorghe was able to suggest remedies, heal with the touch of his hand. Really this was the greatest treason, and Gheorghe could have lost his life for it.
From a very early age, Gheorghe had wanted to be a doctor. He'd shown healing tendencies, a trait not deemed weird or unusual among Romanians.