Helen Oyeyemi interviews Kelly Link for the LA Review of Books, about her new collection, Get in Trouble. (“The title has a lot to do with a realization I had about the underlying mechanics of narrative. Which is that trouble drives story…”)
Now I’d like to know what, in your opinion, is the difference between a love story and a horror story?
So how it works is that I immediately begin to think of the similarities, rather than the differences. The idea of falling, that vertiginous feeling, the idea of being seen and known; a kind of attention to the body — attentiveness to the being, the presence, the whole of oneself or of the other; being seen and known, absolutely; absorption. The extension of oneself into the unknown.