She would take a cake, her heart cake.

The pain of the atomic bombs still being inflicted generations after the fact, the playing God it took to inflict such chaos, unbearable, Katherine wanted only to hole up somewhere.

EAT YOUR HEART CAKE BY KAREN BREMER MASUDA 34MAG 59

August in Japan was an emotionally taxing month for Katherine Nagasawa. She needed to take this cake to Penny, to lighten the heaviness. Katherine could close a chapter on her life that needed closing. She was the victim of something she knew not what, but taking a cake to Penny would signify taking the…

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