Jeffrey Ford et The Shadow Year


Jeffrey Ford est en interview ici

Il évoque son dernier roman : The Shadow Year

"What sparked the idea for your latest novel, The Shadow Year?
Jeffrey Ford : the-shadow-yearI was thinking a lot about where and when I grew up, the people I knew, probably because my father’s health was failing and I was returning to my parent’s house, where I grew up, quite often. I thought to myself that I’d like to try to portray that scene, those people, in fiction before they faded from memory. With my father eventually passing on, I had a sense of those memories being very ephemeral, tenuous. When I started concentrating on remembering them for the book, though, they were anything but. Man, I just had to dig below the surface a bit and then they came rushing out in full detail and in technicolor. The more I mined them, the richer and deeper the vein got. At one point it got too intense and I had to take a break from the book. Writing it was an interesting experience. One thing I realized from it was how tightly intertwined memory and imagination are."

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