"Winds that Stir Vermillion Sands" isn't a translation, but it is a translator's story. Its music is played by ear, by memory; in language acknowledged to be sacred and profane, at risk and riskier than hell.
Jennifer Marie Brissett is a writer, artist, former bookstore owner, and former web developer. Her debut novel Elysium (Aqueduct Press, 2014) received the Philip K. Dick Award Special Citation and was a Tiptree Honor Book, Locus Recommended Read, and Locus Award Finalist.
There are mysteries in life, and one of them is why did Guardians of the Galaxy end up on the Puppies' Hugo slate?
They left you dangling on the edge of the counter, bristles still damp, / left you as they packed up cans and boxes, flashlights and clubs
"Rodrigo’s dad scraped out a living this way: hunting through what others considered junk, looking for bits and pieces that could be resold or repurposed."
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents David Bowles's "Winds that Stir Vermillion Sands."