Cover Photo: A photo of a walkway leading to a colorful yellow, green, and red building, rainbow streamers hanging above the stone path. A monkey inspects the grass on the side.
photograph by Matt Stabile / Flickr

Walking Paths to Self and Family in Darjeeling

In Darjeeling, the landscape and my familyscape seemed to be living, breathing beings, the paths like veins and the stories like the flow of blood.

Did Ann sleep well?


would walk, as we carried our individual stories—and our family story—forward.

A longtime resident of Tokyo, Ann Tashi Slater teaches at a Japanese university. Her work has been published by The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Tin House, AGNI, Granta, and the Huffington Post, among others.