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  • Barry Gifford interviewed in BOMB

    Barry Gifford interviewed in BOMB

    June 22, 2010

    BOMB: Sailor and Lula, by the number of appearances they’ve made in your fiction, have become a Balzac-like way to connect your fictional universe. What is it about them that won’t let you let go? Barry Gifford: Sailor and Lula entered my life talking and perhaps they’ll never stop. After Bad Day for the Leopard Man I thought I was finished but 15 years later I wrote The Imagination of the Heart, giving Lula the last word, even though it comes from her friend Bean Thorn. Perhaps it will be. I don’t promise anything. Someone wrote once in a review about them that if a writer is lucky, characters like this come along once in a lifetime. I consider myself lucky.

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