This is one of my favourite readings, 6 minutes from near the beginning of Slow River, in which Lore wakes up, naked and bleeding, in the middle of a strange city, at night. Enjoy.(direct link)
Later today: the winner of the book love/lust competition...
Slow River has always been at the top of my favorite novels.
Thank you. I'll be doing another, longer reading from it in two or three weeks: the moment just before Lore escapes from the tent--which is near the end of the book but, in Lore's terms, happens immediately before she wakes in the alley. Now I imagine you're wholly confused...
I love the author's note on the newer edition of Slow River: "I made it up." It's a fine response to those who deny the writer's imagination. I'm going to vid this one, too. I don't know when. I just have to say publicly that I'm going to do it so I can't chicken out later. Do you have a wish list? Should I lean towards narrative or poetic? Can I use your "spoken word" again? I'll try not to make it too disturbing. I used to have a flair for making disturbing little films.
not confused at all, of course it's been a while since i read it; when it was nominated for the nebula. I was on vacation, on a white water river trip down the colorado through the grand canyon and during the really quiet water time, i'd pull it out of it's plastic bag and read a few chapters as we floated along. The title made me think it would be a good book to take on the trip. lol. And i'm so glad i did. Time to re-read it.
karina, I just write them. What happens next is entirely up to you. But, no, I don't mind at all if you use my spoken word. I think the last one turned out well :)alisa, I hope you enjoy it as much the second time around.