The beginning of the novelBeginning of the novel
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I have a million ways a vote can persuade me to hear, but there are more ways it can not. Things get so much harder when I'm the author and not the readership of this opening part. Then I worked on and revised the first section of my second novel, The Answers, and tried to find the right note.
Now, no one is wasting a moment opening the work with the right emotion - a mixture of regrets and threats and secrets. At first I was coerced by the agitated, faltering tone of my voices, but in just two lines the storyteller pointed to the tension between past and present, mum and dad, England and Japan.
It is so delightfully clear, but the contents are how violent and controlled an inborn history can be, how the repetitive words of others can predict another's being. Maybe my years in New Orleans made me discover every unhappy by-product of a storm, but I can tell you that what the storyteller is talking about here is much weirder than anything you can possibly comprehend.
I' m sure I don't have to persuade you to persuade you to read Dickens, but has there ever been a better and clearer place to describe? While this one is breaking a whole bunch of ground rules you would learn in a course of creativity, it has enough enigma and drive that I don't do it.
I immediately go into the kind of silence that comes nearest to the essence of another individual I can imagin. I just thought if I was reading this, I'd go. Here everything revolves around the vocal and the playful and the warm. It is another example of how Twain could translate the soundtrack of a well-told tale to the page without loosing nuances and thought.