‘In the end, my only way out of this crisis was to make Tony’s next chapter, Chapter Eighteen, a blank page. The not-knowing could be suspenseful, I hoped. ‘
'I can remember the woman who was moved by my depiction of bipolar disorder to seek her own diagnosis; the mother who used a story I'd written to help her better understand her troubled son.'
'When I read Colette my expectations changed; in barely more than a hundred pages, she conjures up a world of luxury, sensual feeling and expression, and sheer beauty.'