The Sweet Factory Girls by Tessa de Loo

Tessa de Loo

Tessa de Loo

The sun tries its hardest to break through the low-hanging mist.  We are moving through the prettiest part of our route:  the heath, dotted with fantastic pines and beeches that glimmer silvery white through the fog.

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Written by Tessa de Loo and translated by Josh Pachter.

"The Sweet Factory Girls" was part of Tessa de Loo’s literary debut in 1983. Haus Publishing will publish her travel adventure, Pig in a Palace, in which she retraces Byron’s journeys in Albania. She lives in south Portugal and Paris and is one of the most successful writers in the Dutch language.

Josh Pachter is an American professor who lived and taught in Europe and the Middle East from 1976 until 1991. More than 70 of his short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies in the US and internationally, and his translations of fiction by Dutch crime writers appear regularly in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. In the '80s, he edited the popular Top Crime, Top Science Fiction and Top Fantasy anthologies.

One comment

  1. Fred says:

    The most difficult task of the translator is not only to translate the language but also to translate the poetry of the language and abolish the linguistic and cultural artifacts of the source language. Josh Pachter accomplishes this task magnificently.

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