"As an American writing about time spent in the Middle East, Rounds’ voice is mercifully free of the hubris and self-pride that infects many Western travelers. This story has been skimmed of Orientalist attitudes and biases; this is a rare protagonist whose eyes have not been clouded with self-righteous assumptions and expectations."
—Claire Luchette, Bustle
About the Author
Heather Rounds' poetry and short works of fiction have appeared in many literary publications, including PANK, Poet Lore, The Baltimore Review, and 2River Review. She lives in Maryland.