Two of my favorite writers meet in a bar…

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.

Go to:
White is for Witching, by Helen Oyeyemi (2009): review by Emera
The Icarus Girl, by Helen Oyeyemi (2006): review by Emera
Undercover: Kelly Link’s Pretty Monsters

  1. kakaner’s avatar

    “The title has a lot to do with a realization I had about the underlying mechanics of narrative. Which is that trouble drives story…”

    ^^ I know this seems obvious once it’s presented but I thought it was very well put

    What a dizzying description of falling in love when taken away from the horror context…

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