Alison Jean Lester is a British-American writer. After 25 years in Asia, she now makes her home in Worcestershire. She is the author of the novels Lillian on Life and Yuki Means Happiness. Her short fiction has appeared in Ecotone, Good Housekeeping, Barrelhouse and Synaesthesia.
Martha bought a pair of those things. What are they called? Tongs. Went to an antique store on the mainland and came back with silver tongs she polished up and started using for sugar. This meant she had to buy cubes.