Her hands felt along the highest shelf, searching for a stray box of penicillin someone might have left behind in the initial rush to pack up, when the order to pull out had first come down. Her hands moved deftly,…Read more


I’d arrived at Seychelles’ La Digue Island late the previous day by interisland freighter from the main island of Mahé. Then, early in the morning, I packed a bottle of water and some fruit and biscuits and, map in hand,…Read more

Books & Ideas

I remember lying to my friends and neighbors, the Baral boys, when they asked me, “Where’s your dad?”“Oh, he’s been working every day but he comes home at night and wakes us up and we play for a long time.”…Read more