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What May Have Been: Letters of Jackson Pollock & Dori G
What May Have Been is a novel in letters exchanged between the artist Jackson Pollock and his fictional lover, a young woman called Dori G. Susan Tepper and Gary Percesepe have created a sexy and luminous love story that takes place sometime during the late 1940's, in that sandy wonderland at the eastern tip of Long Island known as The Hamptons. Advance Praise for What May ...more
Paperback, 104 pages
Published December 1st 2010 by Cervena Barva Press
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I was so immersed in this fictional book, mostly narrated through letters. Dori G, who is a young woman still under her mother's thumb, endearingly curious about and sheltered from the world, trades heated yet tender letters with the painter. As the correspondence between Pollock and this dynamic young woman opens up, so do the lives of the characters in the confidential tone that only a life in letters can offer. I love this form of storytelling, but I'm often disappointed in books that attempt ...more
Reading What May Have Been: Letters of Jackson Pollock & Dori G, a novel by Susan Tepper and Gary Percesepe (Červená Barva Press, 2010) – and I’ve read it three times now – is to be completely absorbed by the principle characters and their marvelous stories. Although the story is fictional, the reader’s view into this world is very real. Almost frighteningly so. I’ve learned something new with each read. It’s the writing – the strong and direct dual voices – that makes this such a successful ...more