Laurance Levy-Atkinson

A story which asks who are funerals for, anyway?




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Dealing with death is always hard, and it’s even harder for an atheist not entirely at home with his cultural roots who finds himself attending a traditional Jewish funeral for a family member.

About The Author:

Laurence Levy-Atkinson is a writer and poet based in Melbourne, Australia. His work usually explores themes of identity, culture and history and can be found in Poetica Magazine, A Quiet Courage and 101 Words, among others.

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