‘He’s going to kill me.’” The interpreter continues to relay the women’s information to the dispatcher: He’s just outside the window. He has a gun. He’s in the hallway. He’s at the door. And then, with a click, the woman hangs up.
—Jessica Love on the necessity of 911 interpreters
(Photo of Halle Berry in “The Call” by TriStar Pictures)
Brian Doyle remembers the good company of Tony Hillerman in this week’s Epiphanies: “I have never forgotten how unarrogant that man was, how warm and friendly and unadorned, how unimpressed with fame and plaudits, how in love with his wife he was.”
War correspondent Neil Shea shares his best writing advice in this week’s Writing Lessons: “My work involves observing the order and disorder of people’s lives, the decisions they make or don’t, how they fight, surrender, or pray through.”
(Photo of Neil Shea by Steven Alvarez)
To avoid getting beat up at school—I was the only American, and recesses were serial reenactments of the Alamo—I acquired a quick tongue. I fended off blows with storytelling.