“Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.”
― William Faulkner
Nothing really says ‘summer’ to me like complicated narrative nonfiction about a child who was molested and murdered thirty years ago and the lawyer who grapples with her own painful past while trying to save him from a problematic death penalty sentence, am I right? No? Oh, yeah.