Andrea Barrett. Quotes
Date of birth
November 16, 1954
In the story I eventually called 'Archangel' and published in 2008, Eudora MacEachern, working as an assistant to a surgeon at a hospital in Archangel, one night finds outside the gates an exhausted and frostbitten soldier crouched over the reins of a pony sleigh carrying the body of another soldier.
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Some of my writing is very subconscious, and that's definitely what happened with 'Body Language' - I looped some basic bossa nova sounds and just started singing.
As long as my body holds out, I'll be grooving when I'm 70, and not some sort of horrible spectacle.
The insistence that the commercialisation of the body is a fit subject for political discussion and intervention is well overdue.
I don't want to scream 'Immigrant Song' every night for the rest of my life, and I'm not sure I could.
It's hard for people sometimes to relate to me. They weren't in the military, they weren't injured overseas in Iraq, they weren't burned, they didn't go through 33 surgeries, or two and a half years in the hospital.
It's like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
Another night, I dreamed I saw my father sweeping out the barn floor clean, and would not suffer the wheat to be brought in the barn. He appeared to me to be in anger.
There was a library near us in San Francisco. It was the West Portal Public Library. I would ask my father to drive me there at night and pick me up when it closed. I think he was worried about this routine but never let on. Also, I kept this a secret from my friends, as I don't think it would have been considered the 'coolest' habit.