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546 pages, Hardcover
First published October 19, 2017
As a passionate believer in the democracy of reading, I don't think it's the task of the author of a book to tell the reader what it means.
The meaning of a story emerges in the meeting between the words on the page and the thoughts in the reader's mind. So when people ask me what I meant by this story, or what was the message I was trying to convey in that one, I have to explain that I'm not going to explain.
Anyway, I'm not in the message business; I'm in the "Once upon a time" business.
Malcolm tried to remember the fairy tales he knew. Could you bargain with fairies? Did they keep their promises?
The flood changed everything.
... extreme weather had its own state of mind ...