Sometimes a legend comes to the city after a 17-year absence. Sometimes, I get to go see said legend. Sometimes, I get inspired trying to figure out how I, too, can grow old that legend where friskiness and freshness never fade.
First review of the season! This was a review that was assigned rather than one I requested (next year, American Realness, I'll be there; I promise, but until then, here's my colleague's take), but I got a lot out of these two work, particularly NEW BODIES.
With each novel I write, I set myself the goal of perfecting one aspect of fiction. In The Piece, it was mastering deep point-of-view; for The Winner, it was creating colorful, fully realized characters.