...in which our narrator traces geographies of suicide and how the will to die moves through stories.
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This episode explores different expressions of the will to die and how a suicidal act can echo out through town. (Those new to the podcast can jump in with this episode... make sure to go back and listen to the others later though!)
Sound and music by Wilson Vediner and Courtney Sheedy.
On April 14, 1941, The Hartford Courant gave the fair people of Hartford a slightly different story of what Anna did. Where New Britons read that the policemen came upon her, scantily clad and in her stocking feet, Hartford learned she came running across the street, barefooted. The Courant ignores R. Zilker, leaving only a boarder in the house, Fortunat Szamier, who discovered her simultaneously moaning and unconscious on the floor. In Hartford, Sergeant Grabeck didn’t force some milk into her so much as he succeeded in having her swallow some milk. Where The Herald only told its readers that her status was critical, the Courant told Hartford that it was thought she might recover.
It could be said that Hartford was kinder to Anna than New Britain was.