Sunday, March 17, 2013

I love it when an interview gives me so much insight into my own work!

In this case, I'm talking about an interview with Jessica Hoffmann for the Los Angeles Review of Books, where she described The End of San Francisco as "the opposite of nostalgia" – and, I'm paraphrasing here, a radical way of documenting memory. She talked about how the conventional memoir follows the path of a loss of innocence, but The End of San Francisco starts when the innocence is already over, and then it's ending over and over again, every chapter is another ending, bringing up complicated questions about the possibilities for emotional truth and accountable connection between people – to more of these conversations, to more!

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