“When writing this story, I was thinking explicitly about a tendency in players to play games as murderous kleptomaniacs.”
By day, he protected businesses from thieves and corrupt police. By night, he changed into sequined gowns to sing and dance in Rio de Janeiro’s cabarets.
“My focus was on the character and emotions of the immigrant: the loneliness, the sense of loss and disconnection.”
“Accommodations are things that we need, and deserve, in order to lead our lives. But they’re treated—we are treated—like we’re trying to pull one over on the rest of society.”