” I did not set out to write another novel. One day I sat down with the thought of trying my hand at a piece of nonfiction, a personal memoir of youth, but over the next several weeks, without intending it, the work began evolving into what has become ‘Tomcat in Love.’ “


” Fiction, maybe art in general, is a tentative, uncertain enterprise, it’s not science, it’s an exploration, but you never find much in the way of answers. “


” Who do you call a civilian in a guerilla war? I mean, it might be a farmer by day or a merchant, a housewife, and by night the housewife may be helping to make landmines and booby traps and who knows. “


” There’s something about being amid the chaos and the horror of a war that makes you appreciate all you don’t have – and all you may lose forever. “


” The wars don’t end when you sign peace treaties or when the years go by. They will echo on until I’m gone and all the widows and orphans are gone. “


” When you’re so close to material, it would be as if you had come out of a bad marriage. You would be so close to it that you would be paying attention to detail that may not mean a whole lot for the reader. “



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I did not set out to write another novel. One day I sat down with the thought of trying my hand at a piece of nonfiction, a personal memoir of youth, but over the next several weeks, without intending it, the work began evolving into what has become
Fiction, maybe art in general, is a tentative, uncertain enterprise, it


Who do you call a civilian in a guerilla war? I mean, it might be a farmer by day or a merchant, a housewife, and by night the housewife may be helping to make landmines and booby traps and who knows.
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The wars don
When you
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