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There were a few different books that crossed my desk that I’m sure influenced All This Could Be Different in so many ways. One of those books was Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid; there are some similarities in, I think, the main characters’ temperaments and relationships to their homelands. I also think about Halle Butler’s The New Me, which I finished right as I finished a complete draft of my book. I read Luster by Raven Leilani after I sold the book, and I thought, Wow, there are all these ways in which it feels like my book is in conversation with this brilliant novel, and that feels cool and special. I’m explicitly interested in this idea of the art we make as a long conversation across time and space.
Yeah, I did. What I wasn’t totally sure about was the exact structure of the ending, but I knew there was a closing scene I wanted to work towards when I was first writing the opening of the novel. I knew that the majority of the novel would take place during one year, 2013, in Milwaukee, and I pictured some kind of jump into the future where it ended up being one of the characters’ weddings five years later. One thing that felt important to me was to write a novel that was literary and character-driven, but also fun and had some modicum of political force. The novel is often just formally not suited to some of the same things that, say, a manifesto can accomplish, and I really dislike didactic novels, so I was trying to think about what to do given that, and I was rewatching the Richard Linklater Before films, which I think are some of the greatest romantic movies ever made. There’s a very particular kind of ending to these films that I like, where there’s this moment of ambiguity, like in the second film in the trilogy, where you don’t know the choice Ethan Hawke’s character is going to make about the love of his life, and then boom, it cuts to black. What I actually love about it is it’s not true ambiguity; if you think as a reader about everything that’s come before, you can make an educated guess about what this character is actually going to do. The ending in All This Could Be Different can also serve, in my opinion, as a litmus test for how hopeful or pessimistic an individual reader might be.
During my grad program, somebody read the novel I’d been working on at the time—which also focused on a brown, queer immigrant and was very much about her long-term life story and the experience of migration and all the rest of it—and kind of gave the feedback of, “I think this book can choose to focus on queerness, or it can choose to focus on race and immigration, but I don’t think you can do both.” They sort of made the observation that, you know, in Giovanni’s Room, James Baldwin didn’t try to show someone who’s Black and gay, right? He chose one lane. I walked home from the coffee shop and cried, which is not my general vibe. I know that this person was coming from a good place, and I get that they were actually articulating something real, which is that sometimes you do have to choose what you center thematically. I felt really haunted by this notion that we live single-issue lives and our characters live single-issue lives, and that simply has not been my experience.
Suitable for Women/Men/Girl/Boy, Fashion 3D digital print drawstring hoodies, long sleeve with big pocket front. It’s a good gift for birthday/Christmas and so on, The real color of the item may be slightly different from the pictures shown on website caused by many factors such as brightness of your monitor and light brightness, The print on the item might be slightly different from pictures for different batch productions, There may be 1-2 cm deviation in different sizes, locations, and stretch of fabrics. Size chart is for reference only, there may be a little difference with what you get.
- Material Type: 35% Cotton – 65% Polyester
- Soft material feels great on your skin and very light
- Features pronounced sleeve cuffs, prominent waistband hem and kangaroo pocket fringes
- Taped neck and shoulders for comfort and style
- Print: Dye-sublimation printing, colors won’t fade or peel
- Wash Care: Recommendation Wash it by hand in below 30-degree water, hang to dry in shade, prohibit bleaching, Low Iron if Necessary
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