Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mourning Pages


Recently I had occasion to talk with Alison Smith, author of
Name All the Animals, a critically acclaimed memoir that touches on both death and homosexuality.

Smith had expected that people at book signings would want to declare their sexuality, but that didn’t happen. The constant subject, instead, was people who had died.


Being gay wasn’t what these readers needed to come out about. What they needed to come out about, she said, was grief.

1 comment:

Joan said...

Fascinating and telling.