by Harry Leeds

The interpreter says after the stroke she’s had to get creative to sign with only one hand. The most scared he’s ever felt is interpreting in jail. After a convict confessed to a gruesome murder he never again went in a room alone. Problem is there’s nobody to tell if something goes wrong. Still, deaf people get picked on in prison, even if they deserve to be there. But interpreting a murder is something else because you are the first person to describe it out loud.


Harry Leeds completed his MFA at the University of Florida, lived in Eastern Europe and is now a registered nurse. He's published in FENCE, The Black Warrior Review, and a notable in Best American Essays. He edits MumberMag magazine, is a journalist, a nurse, and received a McKnight grant to spend towards publicity of this novel. Check out MumberMag, Harry on Twitter, and his website.