Tree Thieves | Josh Weil | Granta Magazine

Tree Thieves

Josh Weil

‘The jungle was all stillness, time kept only by the markings of his breath.’

Up ahead, in the thick, tumbling derangement of jungle, someone was sawing. Noah heard it first: a dry sound filing at the hot, wet air. He stopped and glanced behind him down the trail. His father hadn’t heard it. He was too caught up in talking to Noah’s brother, as usual.


Josh Weil

Josh Weil is the author of the novel The Great Glass Sea and the novella collection The New Valley , a New York Times Editors Choice book that won the Sue Kaufman Prize from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, the New Writers Award from the GLCA, and a “5 Under 35” Award from the National Book Foundation. His writing has appeared in Granta, Esquire, Tin House, One Story, The Sun, and The New York Times. A recipient of fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, MacDowell, Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences, he has been Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bowling Green State University and Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi. He lives in the northern part of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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