‘A Bathful of Chicken Soup’ by Nora Angel

This is a classic, warm-hearted Jewish-American story of a family getting by, in the strait and harrowed days of 1930s Brooklyn, by planning a heist on a chicken factory. The feel-good sensation wasn’t dampened for me in the slightest by the final scene in which their Bubbe drowns in the bathtub. As mine did.

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