I tend to love the contemporary stuff. I wondered if you made a conscious decision to make men essentially comprise two thirds of the cast. No, I wanted to be an archaeologist.
The one with the chip on his shoulder. In The Clasp, Kezia is working in the world of jewelry.
At a certain point the characters converge in France. The idea that there would be all these tiny mechanisms within any one piece of jewelry and that these would have to be obtained from different suppliers—that just never occurred to me.
I looked through catalogs and catalogs. And the truth is, I was doing a lot of research into Maupassant. But, of course, not every essayist is Sloane Crosley.
They want firm relationships and to feel more connected and conscious in their lives. I priced out different pieces of jewelry.
You can imagine my horror when, at a morning meeting during my last-ever finals week at Notre Dame, one of my professors handed me a book to read, promising that I would really enjoy it. I went to the New York Public Library. I did a couple things. Did you just make that up out of whole cloth?
This is your first novel. And then, classically, I lean more in the James Joyce and Chekhov direction.
Kezia is ambitious and restless and wriggling under the thumb of her mercurial jewelry-designer boss. The idea of jewelry as art has always fascinated me. I love Mona Simpson. I talked to a couple of friends who worked in jewelry … And just figured it out! I mean, Guy de Maupassant, without actually appearing himself, does come into the book.In an excerpt from her new book "Look Alive Out There," Sloane Crosley goes on a search for her lost uncle, a '70s porn star by the name of Johnny Seeman.
SLOANE CROSLEY is the author of "I Was Told There'd be Cake," which was a finalist for The Thurber Prize, and "How Did You Get.
Mar 15, · Sloane Crosley, whose new essay collection is “Look Alive Out There,” says “any woman who has to take an author photo where she looks the just-right amount of appealing is a literary hero.”.
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