Archive for March, 2008
The latest Sandusky Review has been in the works for a few weeks now. I was really proud of the last issue, but if there’s a jarring disconnect from the Jitney 14-based illustrations and the story (even though it takes place in and around the Fortification legend). So I decided I was going to make a more properly illustrated story.
Jack Butler: Not only do I plan to return to Mississippi in my fiction, but I am returning to it now, in a novel in progress, The Illumination of Elijah Lee Roswell. About a Mississippi sharecropper’s son turned bank robber in the fifties. He happens to share my home town, Alligator. Gets taken up in a flying saucer, sort of, and finds god, sort of. Not your usual Southern fiction?
I can’t eat nary a darn thing at the Mayflower—lots meat and fish, there—but I can love these amazingly wonderful and chunky art deco letters over their alley-entrance on Roach Street.