Cinco de Mayo
In the late ’70s Ellen Kahaner recruited a number of Columbia MFAs to work on Unmuzzled OX. One was Valerie Sayers, now a widely-honored novelist. Another I will call Susan; she was a frail and pretty girl with thick glasses. She worked diligently for two months and disappeared. Six months later Ellen breathlessly reported that Susan had gone to Mexico with a boy who promptly sold her into a brothel. It took four months for her to escape.