Testaments: two novellas of emigration and exile
Testaments presents two novellas: The Last Will of Blaise Twardowski and Jocasta, which are vignettes of life in immigrant America. Danuta Mostwin's fiction, until now unavailable in English translation, bridges the divide between Poland and America, exile and emigration.
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The Last Will of Blaise Twardowski
Translated by Nina Dyke
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