There's a preoccupation with memory and the operation of memory and a rather rapacious interest in history.
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I rather like getting away from fiction.
Language tethers us to the world without it we spin like atoms
I'm writing another novel and I know what I'm going to do after, which may be something more like this again, maybe some strange mixture of fiction and non-fiction.
We all need a past - that's where our sense of identity comes from.
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