Humphrey’s the award-winning translator of a number of books, including Ahmed Alaidy’s Being Abbas el-Abd, Gamal al-Ghitani’s Pyramid Texts, Bahaa Taher’s Sunset Oasis, and Elias Khoury’s Gate of the Sun, Yalo, and…well, I forget which of Khoury’s books Humphrey’s working on now. But it’s definitely one of Khoury’s books.

Will I make it downtown by 6 p.m.?