A New Novel and The Satanic Verses

Posted: 08/07/2016 by vequinox in Literature

The Champagne Epicurean

After a hiatus of nearly half a year I am finally nearing the start of another novel. My last, The Silence of All Things, was a hedonistic affair, dealing with two main characters enjoying separate holidays in Valencia, two wildly different people forced together by the machinations of time. It was a novel about the bravery people need to make their questionable dreams come true. As proud as I am of it I am proud to put it behind me and delve deep into a new world of my own making.

A writer has no obligation to a cause nor to any philosophy or creed. He has obligations only to his own art. But, some of the greatest novelists have found themselves drawn to the magnetic pull of historical events whirling past around them. Even Nabokov, a writer who said he preferred butterflies over politics, wrote two politically-driven novels…

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