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August 11, 2018

Our minds are wandering, and not just because of the heat wave. Mid-August feels like the last chance to escape, wander, and generally lose oneself before seriousness sets in with September. With that in mind, we've taken a swim into our archive for the most transporting stories we can find for this month's Travel Edit.

In Tash Aw's "Sail," two lovers find themselves unmoored in Hong Kong. We'll let you decide how the story ends. Did he? Did she?

In Alain Mabanckou's "You Who Are On Your Way Over There," translated from the French by John Keene, the reader is reminded to consider "what was once an azure blue dream."

Also enjoy work from Maud Casey, Kathleen Jamie, and Naomi J. Williams, free and open to all for the coming weeks.

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