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the piece on location is nice. do you think DC-ers (or, more specifically, Bethesdites) will get their nose/s out of joint if you give their locale a gauzy rendering?
//karen, who also likes free books, but didn’t know where to find them other than on her own shelves.
DC-ers get their ungauzed rendering of Wheaton, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Petworth and Shaw from George Pelecanos.
I like the gauzey rendering idea because the more you travel around our country, the more everything seems to have become the same. The Mall, the C Store, the mexican restaurant. the cleaners. They are almost the same except for different names and locations. In fact, now that I think about it, the gauzy rendering may be a more realistic vision of contemporary suburbia than Mr. Pelecano,s output. Or, just different.
I wanted to make clear that the lack of detail about place wasn’t laziness or lack of knowledge, but a deliberate choice. Much like what happened to Tess’s hair . . . <g>
I vote for different. Sort of like we’re using different lenses to view the same landscape. George’s lens has the depth of history, while mine is a through-the-windshield kind of gaze.
I always feel really bad for that one dude who just wants to get out of Brigadoon! It wrecks the movie for me. I mean, that guy’s like the hero of the movie, really. Well, I don’t know. I haven’t seen it in forever because it bums me out. I appreciate your character’s misgivings!
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