Cherry blossoms and grilled lamb: an ethnographic short story

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The dashboard clock blinked 00:00. Almost mechanically, I glanced at my cell phone. It was 11:13 in the morning. After about a forty-minute drive in silence, we stepped out of the car. Gabriel had driven distractedly, glowering, and without words. I felt a bit nauseous. There had been cars everywhere, creating a sense of ordinary chaos. Earlier that morning, Gabriel had invited me to join him for lunch with his family in the countryside. I had never been to the infamous white house. So I agreed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Entanglements of Ethnographic Fieldwork in a Violent World
EditorsNerina Weiss, Erella Grassiani, Linda Green
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781003333418
ISBN (Print)9781032333816
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Fieldwork and Ethnographic Research


  • fiction
  • mourning
  • Argentina
  • personal memories


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