Kathleen Ossip is the author of The Do-Over, a New York Times Editors' Choice. She was a 2016-2017 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and she teaches at The New School in New York.
Campoamor and Santiago de la Ribera lie an hour’s bicycle ride from each other. On Antonio’s mental map each town is enclosed by a red circle, and a line of the same color weaves in and out of dirt roads and bramble patches and cornfields to connect both places. The sea spreads a mile or two in the east, its blue edge unmixing with the coast.