Rosalie Knecht

Rosalie Knecht

Rosalie Knecht graduated from Oberlin College in 2006 and won a Fulbright scholarship to work closely with César Aira on the translation of The Seamstress and the Wind. She currently lives in New York City, where she has worked as the Development Assistant for the Brooklyn Ballet.

The Seamstress and the Wind

Fiction by César Aira

Translated from the Spanish by Rosalie Knecht

The Seamstress and the Wind is a deliciously laugh-out-loud-funny novel. A seamstress who is sewing a wedding dress for the pregnant local art teacher fears that her son, while playing in a big semitruck, has been accidentally kidnapped and driven off to Patagonia. Completely unhinged, she calls a local taxi to follow the semi in hot pursuit. When her husband finds out what’s happened, he takes off after wife and child.…
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