WWB Weekend: On the Road to (Not) Giving Thanks, or the Hell That Is Family

By Susan Harris

As the US celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday, families come together to eat, give thanks, and enjoy (or tolerate) each other’s company. The prickly father, distracted mother, sullen adolescent, whiny children, and cranky baby packed into the car in Naja Marie Aidt’s “Car Trip,” from our May 2010 Mean Girls and Bad Boys issue, are en route to their summer house rather than the annual fall celebration, but in all other respects they’re like the multitudes enduring enforced family togetherness this weekend. If you’re looking for the next exit from your own gathering, do check it out. And speaking of feasts, Aidt's portrait of the hell that is holidays is also an amuse-bouche for next month's issue, when we’ll feature one of her poems in our special section of Danish poetry.

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