Go Home and Keep Going

“In the end, the girl’s scream — a fearful sound — turning into innocuous laughter can resemble the pathos of an immigrant’s linguistic misapprehension turning into bathos when apprehension comes, the drama and tension lost in mistranslation and released like ‘an arrow that landed between us, narrowly missing its mark.'” This is from my review of David Bezmozgis’ Immigrant City.