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Happiness writes white…

“It isn’t only narcissistic. There is also something courageous and generous in writing about your alcoholism or your failed relationships. I felt that in some ways my novels lacked heart because of the distance between me and the subject matter. But no one wants to read a book based on good health, a happy upbringing, a long marriage. ‘Happiness writes white’, as they say… You just have to hold your nerve and trust to narrative. It’s been with us for thousands of years and has conferred all sorts of advantages, which is why, in Darwinian terms, it has survived.” Jim Grace – Guardian interview

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