Tikkun olam

By LuLing Osofsky


LuLing Osofsky writes of a former relationship with an individual later killed in a police shootout. She asks: In the name of the ghost, is there a kind of ethics? Weaving this narrative together with written police reports, flashbacks, and a meditation on her mixed Chinese-Jewish heritage, Osofsky considers the Chinese ghost in the frame of memory—something to be tended to, not dispersed, not exorcised.