9 October, 1997

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Tourists & Residents

Issue No. 9 ~ October, 1997

She is on a towel. She is on a beach. There are towels on all sides. Candy wrappers and tissue stick to the towels. The water is warm and full of people. The waves are …

Caprice

Issue No. 9 ~ October, 1997

Leocadia and little Rosario are outside watching the woodcutter chip away at a diseased trunk. I’m alone to peer at my murals while I reflect on my imminent departure from Quinta del Sorda. I’m not …

The Lure

Issue No. 9 ~ October, 1997

An early February snowstorm raged tonelessly outside the office of Carl Drubner, patent attorney, swirling white hills and humps across the stretch of roof outside his window. The snow had begun as long ago as …

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Smoking Hopes

Issue No. 9 ~ October, 1997

Winning the Washington Prize for Fiction for your first novel shows incredible talent, of which, admittedly, author Victoria Alexander possesses a lion?s share. She is a seemingly brash and witty woman, not entirely unlike Smoking …

The Uncertainty Principle

Issue No. 9 ~ October, 1997

The Uncertainty Principle could best be described by saying it’s a “geek love-story.” The main character is a student at MIT whose developing a model for predicting weather patterns. When he’s not breaking into his …

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Interview with Steven J Frank

Issue No. 9 ~ October, 1997

Richard Luck: What was your impetus for writing The Uncertainty Principle? Steven Frank: To celebrate the soul of the techie, and to offer an entertaining glimpse at their world for people who ordinarily might be …

Interview with Victoria Alexander

Issue No. 9 ~ October, 1997

Richard Luck: Did you have a specific reason for writing this book? Victoria Alexander: In the case of Smoking Hopes I was responding to Waiting For Godot. I personally don’t think it would be so …

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A Job That Pays

Issue No. 9 ~ October, 1997

The night the highway patrol officer picked Andy and me up on I-90 about halfway between Chicago and Madison, I was a 21-year old graduate student who had never worked for a living. I’d had …

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