On fiction as heritage preservation

Can you can keep something dear to you, like a grandparent’s house that is leaving the family, safe forever in fiction?

The fate of the abandoned house in my novel—and that of my family—is not a unique story. It is a story most every immigrant in America can tell of family land left alone too long or lingering in limbo, of migrants who had great plans to return home but who, after years abroad, find it hard to return to a place they’ve long left, a town empty of friends and family.

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