We opened with sharing our idea of main themes or takeaways in the novel.
- life isn't what you want or expect it to be
- you can't distill a life into one statement - it's always changing -- "it is what it is"
- you can have a perfect moment, but that's only true for the moment and it might change
- doing the right thing is its own reward
Brief interview with Jess Walter by Author magazine
Review in The New York Times
Review in The Los Angeles Times
Review from Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air on NPR (transcript) Listen
"How I Write": Author interview in The Daily Beast
Jess Walter answers questions posed by Goodreads members (30 minute video on YouTube)
Richard Burton as Marc Antony in Cleopatra