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research, I felt a great responsibility to know as much as I could about the actual events. Not that anyone will actually know the truth; those involved who are alive give widely varying accounts. But to write a Converse Shoes Clearance Sale

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novel based on a story, you have to know everything about that story. I ed everyone I could. I read the reputable non fiction books. I read the translated testimonies. It was a bit of a rabbit hole.Yet once I had a very good handle on the various accounts, I felt my responsibility to adhering to the facts ended. I became an "expert," and then left reality and wrote and wrote until the characters felt real in my own mind. The only truth I was interested in was emotional truth. Once I got there, I kept going.Q The characters in Abroad experience very intense and intimate friendships. Is there a dark side to female friendship?A There are few relationships in life as passionate and searing as those between young women. I'm not speaking of sexual attraction, though certainly that comes into it sometimes. I'm speaking of the period between 16 and 25 when our minds and bodies are as strong as they'll ever be. We have feelings and abilities that are inhumanly intense. And women in particular had an ability to love that is almost mythological in its enormity. Yet our ability to control emotions comes later. It's very unfair, how nothing balances out at the right time. I wish I could combine my passion at 20 with my ability to reason at 40. But we can't, and it makes for excellent fictional exploration. Friendship, as the characters in my book come to realize, its not all fuzzy kittens and daisies. If you truly love a friend, there is an edge of despair and jealousy. There is intense fear at losing your touchstone. And sometimes, if things go wrong, violence can follow.Q There are vignettes from Etruscan history throughout the novel, mostly about young girls who have been sacrificed to appease the gods. What parallels did you mean to draw between these girls and the characters in Abroad?A I was originally in Perugia studying Etruscan history. I wanted to write a novel about an Etruscan woman, which totally wasn't working. But I loved the idea. Perugia is an absolutely fascinating city, with thousands of years of intense history. And the stories are quite sensationalist. Here is where a woman was sacrificed to the Sun God, I would read in my guidebook while walking around the city. Here is where a woman was flayed alive. Meredith Kercher became one of these stories. But these deaths were more than stories, all of them. They were real people with real, beautiful existences cut short by needless violence. I don't write sweet books with happy endings, much to my mother's chagrin. To me, the most interesting questions in life lie in the shadows.

A Abroad is what Converse Beige I would call a literary thriller. It's about a girl who goes to Italy to study abroad. She falls in with a new set of "fabulous," hard partying friends. Throughout the novel something sinister is building beneath the surface that she can sense but can't quite see. And she meets another friend Claire who can see the trouble Taz is getting into and will go to any lengths to stop it. It's about a lot of things, but if I had to boil it down, I'd Converse Chuck Taylor White Low

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say it's a novel about the perils of youth and early womanhood.Q Your novel appears to be inspired by the case of Amanda Knox, the Seattle college student who was accused of killing her British roommate while studying in Umbria. The talk was of Amanda Knox, a topic I knew nothing about at the time. What struck me was the wildly varied opinions about her, as well as the passion with which they were believed. As I asked more and more locals about the case, I became struck with how many different versions of this person there seemed to be. The level of projection was astounding. And what surprised me the most was the lack of conversation about the victim. To me, the story really belongs to her.In terms of Converse Chuck Taylor Black Red

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