I’ll Still Be Afraid to Talk to You Too
How to design fictional characters onto which to project (real) emotional turmoil and process (or not process) family drama.
I used to have a big extended family. Aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, grandparents. People I saw pretty much every week my entire life, people I had lived with at times, or who had lived with me, people who I assumed would be my closest friends in adulthood, people who loved and supported and gossiped about me throughout all my weird phases, people who I loved despite having no clue what I liked about them.
What was the book trying to tell me?What was the book trying to be about?
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