My earliest memory of visiting there, at six or seven, has my family walking those incredibly clean streets as if beyond them were a protected place, separate from the broken cement outside of Bethel’s borders. But mostly I remember the street names: Orange, Pineapple, Cranberry, and Water. Such nature! God lived in a concrete Eden.
-from Scott Cheshire’s “God Lives on Lemon Street,” up now at Harper’s. There’s also an excerpt from his excellent novel High as the Horses’ Bridles up at Killing the Buddha.
Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google +, our Tumblr, and sign up for our mailing list.