The knights stare on, stunned, as the Green Knight mounts his horse: "The king and Gawain then/ laughed at this green man./ But they had to face the truth/ that it was unnatural." This translation brings to life a classic that readers will want to revisit.
While it’s no surprise that things turn out just fine for Kate, Miles—who develops an interest in cooking—and Ziggy, Dorey-Stein captures a strong sense of their feeling stymied now that their glory days have passed them by. It’s a modest story, but it delivers on its promise.
"If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.