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Un vent d'or is part of the sentence. It can't be removed so is not a proposition incise which would have been a use case for a tiret cadratin. To mark a pause, points de suspensions (ellipsis) are commonly used: puis… un vent d'or.


Yes before a colon, a (thin) space is always expected. Note that before other two-stroke punctuation marks (semicolon, exclamation and question mark), when rendering the text on a system that doesn't make a difference between a thin space and a regular space (typically web pages), the norm differs between Québec and France. The former one tells to use no ...


Yes, you have to insert a space before: : colon ; semicolon ! exclamation mark ? question mark » right quotation mark and a space after: « left quotation mark

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