Oh William!; Elizabeth Strout
Random House - October 2021
I would like to say a few things about my first husband, William. William has lately been through some very sad events--many of us have--but I would like to mention them, it feels almost a compulsion; he is seventy-one years old now.
My second husband, David, died last year, and in my grief for him I have felt grief for William as well. Grief is such a--oh, it is such a solitary thing; this is the terror of it, I think. It is like sliding down a really long glass building while nobody sees you. But it is William I want to speak of here.