Musehouse Tomorrow Night, and an answer for those who have questioned Emmy's voice in YAMO

Friday, March 16, 2012

If I find green in my closet, I will wear green. And for those of you who are wondering, I will be reading a section from the book that I've never read aloud from before.  I'm going to be addressing—overtly—those who wonder why I chose to do something different with language after Emmy's breakdown.

(The answer:  Language was broken for her.  I was mapping, in those sections, the reconstitution of ideas and words.  I could not write the ordinary and the obvious because, well, mental breakdowns are neither ordinary nor obvious.)

(And besides, well:  gosh.  I think we have to take risks.)


Serena said...

I agree that the language needed to be broken down for those sections. I knew what you were doing.

Mandy King said...

I loved Emmy's voice. It was so authentic to her situation.

Lilian Nattel said...

I didn't even know there was an issue! That book was wonderful. It's so hard to be a writer. Your work becomes public and you hope it sells well. But if it does, there are ever so many more opinions, because everyone has one. Someone wise told me to be selective about listening.

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