Miranda Richmond Mouillot

Miranda Richmond Mouillot

Miranda Richmond Mouillot is a writer and translator and the author of A Fifty-Year Silence: Love, War, and a Ruined House in France. She won a PEN/Heim Translation Award for her translation of Romain Gary’s The Kites.

The Kites

Fiction by Romain Gary

Translated by Miranda Richmond Mouillot

Now in English for the first time, Romain Gary’s final masterpiece begins with Ludo coming of age on a small farm in Normandy, under the care of his eccentric kite-making Uncle Ambrose. Ludo’s life changes the day he meets Lila, a girl from the aristocratic Polish family that owns the estate next door. In a single glance, Ludo falls in love forever; Lila, on the other hand, disappears back into the woods.…
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