At Europe’s End

In October 2015, I was boarding a plane to fly from Naples to Berlin’s Schönefeld airport. The person before me was as surprised as I was when the stewardess at the gate asked for our passports. “I’m sorry, sir, it’s Italian law,” she said. I couldn’t remember having to do this when I left Berlin. […]

The Bright Future Without You

On a bright summer day in a sleepy park on Kyiv’s left bank, Mariya tells me that she is done. Done with the doctors. Done with the pills. Done spending every day shuttling herself between home and this place where she must come to receive methadone to manage her chronic opiate addiction. She wants to […]