Author: Geoffrey House

Outside the Terminal 0

In Plain Sight: Dakar

I had been on longer flights. But this one was particularly uncomfortable. Lomax, my younger brother, didn’t fare much better on the plane, but he could brush it off faster because he liked to...

Love Lost: Moscow 0

Love Lost: Moscow

The moment I took the final step up the wide staircase and reached the third floor of the MS Sergei Yesenin, I stopped and looked out the window of the door leading to the...

A White Car in Dakar 0

A White Car in Dakar

The car came to a stop in the middle of the roundabout, just as a large truck came up quickly from behind. A boy, wearing a white polo shirt with brown slacks, emerged from...

Underground in Moscow 1

Underneath the City: Moscow

That night on the boat I finished reading the yellowed pages of Notes from the Underground. I looked over the railing of the ship’s upper deck into the Moscow River, feeling the warm June...

A Dream Come True 0

A Dream Come True

Johanna had been waiting for this moment a long time. A day before, the 40-year-old woman from Holland had talked about her love of Russian literature. Earlier that day, she had mentioned she studied...

Looking for Igor in Moscow 2

Looking for Igor in Moscow

It was somewhere on a bridge over a canal in the middle of Moscow. We realized Igor wasn’t there. Standing on the steel and concrete path above the water, the seven of us looked...