A friend of our here at 5 things, San Francisco-based world traveller and tour guide Orion Kraus shared with us this story today:
About 6 months ago, I wrote a letter, stuck it in a Sailor Jerry bottle and included a $5 bill for postage. I then threw it in the middle of the deep blue sea during our 17-day passage from NZ to Fiji. I am still in wonder, but yesterday, the world just shrank a whole bunch!!!
With a lyrical ear and a fablist's heart, Josh Weil has constructed a stunning alternate world from a scrap of an idea (that Russsia was experimenting with sky mirrors to do away with the darkness in key northern cities) that tests the connection between two Russian brothers on two different paths.
In the section he read last night at LA's Skylight Books, the figure of the Ekranoplan - Caspian Sea Monster emerged as a hulking dark presence.