Sunday, April 4, 2010

Using a New Form

I wrote my first novel, Drifter's Story, as a taped interview between two people. I got the idea from Samuel Becket's play, Krapp's Last Tape. Many people are fooled by the form and believe it is a 100% nonfiction. It's an autobiographical novel and about 70% nonfiction. It deals with the issue of what Robert Bly called "sperm stealing". The character meets an artist woman who takes photos of pregnant women. She is a mistress of a developer. She picked him up as a beach drifter, and has a child with him, but kicks him out because she wants to raise the child by herself. This book can be ordered for $7.95 including shipping from Slough Press, 3009 Normand, College Station, Tx. 77845