Or was she passing into life? She had yet to be born. If she could pray, she would sing to a god that kind of song babies sing when they begin coming, coming, pushing into the world, a song very few understand for they hear it as the cry of anguish, not the music of prayers from the other world where there is light and joy and freedom.
Excerpted from Unconfessed by Charles Frazier Copyright © 2006 Yvette Christiansë. Excerpted by permission of Other Press. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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