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Writing Wendl - attrition...

Status report on the current novel project, Wendl the Fallen : At around 60,000 words, I've killed off a couple of characters, which is usually an early sign that the story is finding me. The target is a rough draft of about 100,000 words in twelve chapters, which will trim down in re-write and editing to something like 70,000 words in ten chapters. I've never written a novel this dark before - or this funny. To be honest, I'm not at all sure I'll ever be able to finish it. Meanwhile, The Winged Child will be out in February. That is my best one so far.   Henry's books . If you would like to deliver Drovers Gap blog directly to your email inbox, click here .  

What we're reading at our house...

Our lives are populated by spectacular horrors and ordinary terrors. We attempt to live our days in the moments and spaces between. This is the territory where Hiroko Oyamada writes her novels.

The Hole begins with both feet in the ordinary before spiraling off into an engaging, intriguing and finally, profoundly unsettling world where nothing and no one is what they appear. David Boyd, as we would expect from him, delivers another masterful English translation here.

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