It was the back cover that really killed me: Whitney in a white bathing suit, bestriding some rocky shore like an Eighties Athena and gazing off into the distance with her hands on her hips and her chin up high. Shit, I would think. Has anyone ever been this lucky? And then: Is that really what 19 looks like?
I suppose on some level I was aware of the complication of a little white girl having such thoughts, but that didn’t make them less sincere. I could spend hours flipping the record back and forth as that very grown up voice rippled over me, wondering how God could love one person that much. She would have been remarkable without her beauty, but the fact that she also appeared to have alighted from the clouds turned her from a talent into a phenomenon, one that consolidated everything we valued most into one flawless package.
There’s nothing better than encountering a voice that seems to have been living in your head, waiting for a microphone, or an interlocutor. It’s a feeling of being called. When art can make that connection it couldn’t be more personal.
SF/LD author (The Sicily Papers), Michelle Orange, interviewed by The Paris Review, ON WRITING, ON ART, etc…
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SF/PDSF/LD we have:
I HAVE BLINDED MYSELF WRITING THIS by Jess Stoner
Karl Taro Greenfeld’s NowTrends
another copy of BIG WORLD by Mary Miller
THE SICILY PAPERS by Michelle Orange, which is bound and could potentially be used as a Sicilian Passport
and OTHER KINDS by Dylan Nice which you can learn more about right now at hobartpulp.com
THANK YOU GUYS VERY MUCH
Does your bookshelf have an SF/LD-book-sized hole or two? Fix that! We’re having a sale on all our books, including a buy any 2 for $15 deal!! Get it.
See Post #SF/LD #Short Flight/Long Drive Books #Dylan Nice #Other Kinds #Elizabeth Ellen #Fast Machine #Jess Stoner #I Have Blinded Myself Writing This #Mary Miller #Big World #NowTrends #Karl Taro Greenfeld #The Sicily Papers #Michelle Orange #The Avian Gospels #Adam Novy #sale!
damn, that’s a pretty spread.
i love short flight / long drive books and hobart and especially elizabeth ellen
Michelle Orange! Millions Millions
Holiday Bundle Sale Alert:
(Or, choose any 4 for $30)