By 256 (Wed Mar 17, 2010 at 11:51:32 PM EST) (all tags)
I grew up in a house full of old books and mildewed magazines. The entire eastern wall of my childhood bedroom was taken up with with bookshelves to store the collected and forgotten words of my parents. The novels and encyclopediae would hold my interest from time to time; Agatha Christie and J.D. Salinger and Encyclopedia Brittanica 1972. But the true heart of the library was in the magazines. My mother's collection of National Geographic and my father's collections of Analog Science Fiction and Fact and Asimov's Science Fiction.
Let me tell you about Danny Cobb. You met him once. You might not remember. You were just five years old, at a road-side diner on the way to somewhere. You were sitting on the edge of the chair, boots knocking against the crossbar, well shy of the ground. Just you and your mom.
By 256 (Thu Feb 12, 2009 at 05:15:39 AM EST) (all tags)
so, i'm unemployed, have been for a while. i'm a pretty good housewife. i make breakfast every morning and do the cooking most nights too. i do the grocery shopping and i do the laundry. ostensibly i do the vacuuming and whatnot as well, but i never seem to remember.
somewhere in all that i'm theoretically writing a novel.
this is the story of how the novel i was supposed to be finished by now didn't get written.
a request for help from the collective Husian Jewry
By 256 (Wed Jan 14, 2009 at 07:33:15 PM EST) (all tags)
as some of you already know, i'm a good part of the way through writing a novel which has as one of its major themes the cultural identity and baggage of north americans of mixed heritage (i.e., most north americans).
way back in 2003, when i was first outlining my ideas for this novel, i somewhat arbitrarily designated one of my protagonist's grandparents to be a German-American Jew. i had originally intended this grandparent to be a relatively minor character however, as the story developed, it became clearer and clearer that this was not going to be the way of things. as a result, i've found myself having to address in the work the issue of Jewish identity.
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