What's this I spy in the "new fiction" section? Why, it's "The Three
It's a new "novel in pictures" which I'm appreciating for purely artistic
reasons. Edward Gorey-like aqua-tints depict scenes from a gothic
melodrama. There's romance, jealousy, death, and renewal. And glorious
"Back in 1985, I had this dream about these three women with really long
hair," remembers the
artist, "sitting in a room not speaking to each other."
"In the dream, I knew that they were these three incestuous sisters and I
woke up and I was like, 'Whoa. That was weird.'" She started thinking
about who they could be, and what would happen to them. Fourteen years
later - art!
Ghosts! Dead lighthouse keepers! Sisters behaving badly! Murder by
firecracker! The disturbing pageantry
of distance, loss, and re-connection only hints at incest, but the story
does include telepathicly invading
a gestating womb.
Move over, "Little House on the Prarie." It's a whole new literary trend.
Maybe Tom Wolfe can write a new book. "I am Charlotte Simmons' Incestuous
Lesbian Twin Sister."