An intro to Biblical Daydreams #3...
A limited print run of just twenty-five copies of Spiderella: The Girl Who Spoke with Spiders will be debuting at #SPX2017 in Bethesda, Maryland!
Laurel Holden and I are happy to announce that we will be attending SPX (9/16-17th) in Bethesda this year as exhibitors!
Slate’s Laura Miller published an article praising the prose of George Saunders' previous work, but ultimately deciding his first foray into the novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, is “fundamentally the wrong book for this moment in history.”
The problem with such a statement, to accuse an artist’s work of failing to be timely, is that it begs the following question:
If not now, then when?
I once lived and worked in an enormous steel labyrinth—daily traversing dark corridors cut through man-made canyons. In a city like that, you would never notice the absence of the sun. I was shielded from it by the blasphemous towers that stretched skyward. There were so many huddled peoples there. A continuous babbling in many dialects and tongues surrounds you. I was too busy to notice any of it. I was occupied. By the sweat of my receding hairline, I earned my keep. My right to call myself a New Yorker. I seemed happy there. I really did. At the Firm.
A husband and wife sit at a table in a coffeeshop. The husband on the right. The wife on the left—closer to the coffee counter.