The structure of the novel is a daring one. The narrative makes bold choices at the outset.
Even then she was never a runner, so now here she is, running up this hill in an ugly raincoat toward a line of yipping boys who are just now cresting the peak
The tiniest detail is part of the bigger structure and goals for the story, always.
It is a great book to keep on a nightstand or in your commuter bag, used as a palate cleanser between longer reads or as a guide to discover new-to-you writers.
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Imagine Mulholland Drive focused on the youth of Paris, with striking, believable dialogue and scenes and backgrounds that paint a beautiful, if perplexing, picture.
What was most exhilarating for me, editing this book, was “the hunt,” discovering a new author or story that took me to a fresh place.
We waded to the lake in skirts and filled our best bone china—the water like a covenant, the taste like sugared silver.
Excerpts and Additions to A Plantation Owner’s Diary I. February 1709 I rose at 5 o’clock this morning and read a chapter in Hebrew and 200 verses in Homer’s Odyssey. […]
There were also retired old farmers and their white-haired wives watching, chewing hot dogs and looking at me like I was something grave, offensive to all the hard work they’d known growing up. However, I felt like something meaningless, insubstantial.