An eighty-year-old Mexican rancher who loves animals and ice-cold baths. An aspiring immigrant engineer who hopes to one day own a house with a “jardín de las rosas rojas” (garden of red roses.) A rural Dominican girl who fights for her own childhood. What do these people have in common?
Stuck in a hot place this summer? Escape to snowy Siberia in Yuri Rytkheu's "A Dream in Polar Fog," translated by Ilona Yazhbin Chavasse. This novel excerpt tells the story of John MacLennan, a Canadian sailor who had a terrible accident in the Bering Strait, and is now being treated by a Chukchi shaman.