"Well, Mom, he's probably sad about his wife," and Olive had said, "But, Chris, he walks around weeping!" And Christopher had said it was cultural. "Cultural?" Olive demanded. "What in hell does that mean?" Christopher said it meant the guy was Jewish, and Jewish men weren't ashamed to cry.
Elizabeth Strout – Olive, Again (2019)
Penguin Random House UK (2019)
By the rivers of Babylon (1920)