Dostoevsky did not work this way … or did he? (One way that novels begin)

At the top of a rickety staircase, I opened a fridge door and found all the items brightly lit and beautifully organized. Some seven years later I completed the novel that came to be titled AN AMERICAN POPE. In it, the reader will not find a staircase, rickety or otherwise, nor a refrigerator never mind one whose contents are aesthetically stage-lit and arranged as had appeared in my dream. Nevertheless, this purely sleep-manufactured micro-story began the multi-year process of producing a narrative that moves between the seventeenth century and the present day as it takes the Roman Catholic Church to task using the foil of a new American pope in the role of the not quite hidden hand behind what unfolds. … More to come

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s