“I'M NOT HAMMERING AT IT LIKE A NAIL”NOVEMBER 18, 2015
“I think almost all writers feel like they were misfits growing up.”
Initially, yes. There had been so little written in a novel form about rape in what I thought of as a “real way” that I felt I should be writing for everybody who’d ever been raped. I was trying to write to what I refer to as “the universal rape victim.” I felt like that was my responsibility. I think Lucky allowed me to give the specificity of my experience a place to exist within the confines of that book, and therefore remove any of that from whatever I would write in the future.
“Writing about anything that matters can be cathartic.”