I don’t think you can write well about something unless you’re surprised by it. ~Brendan Jones
|Brendan Jones. Photo by James Poulson|
Brendan describes the book as a real “hero’s journey,” with Tara figuring out what home means to her, describing the theme as nostos, which he mentions is a theme of Ulysses and which he describes as a fascination with homecoming and as the root word of “nostalgia.” He remarked that his mother inspired the essence of Tara Marconi’s character, and his experiences with boxing in his youth and his working in the Alaskan fishing industry came into play in the book. Brendan remarked that the scenes where Tara was working on a crab boat were some of the easiest scenes to write, and he also noted that one of the surprises he learned was that there were actually some female fishermen working on crab boats.
Brendan Jones’s websites for his book, The Alaskan Laundry, is alaskanlaundry.com and brendanisaacjones.com.
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