The Grotto Berg by Charles Neider
Two Novellas

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In the title story, a voyage on an Antarctic icebreaker becomes dangerous when the ship's captain develops a mysterious enmity towards a photographer on board. The companion piece, The Left Eye Cries First, takes place during the last days of the Soviet Union, where Long Island lawyer Sid Little has returned after fleeing Odessa in his childhood. Encountering more than memories, Sid gains a new awareness of his mortality.

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Published December 12, 2000 by Cooper Square Press. 184 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the companion novella, The Left Eye Cries First, Sid Little, 63, an early-retired Long Island attorney, has his second bar mitzvah and—at the urging of a friend’s lingering but fatal illness, and also of a dream of his homeland—decides that Gorbachev being in power is a sign that he should ret...

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