Arrr! What do you mean by “cucumber” walls?


Peter Mountford writes about lending a hand to the mysterious “AlexanderIII” of Moscow, who is conducting a pirated translation of his novel. What begins as an author’s dream of “overhearing” a discussion of his phrase-work quickly becomes something else entirely. “Though I was impressed by AlexanderIII’s dedication, his numerous message-board queries did not inspire much […]