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Like an installation artist, or a craft artist, a story teller picks up whatever junk is lying around – half felt emotions, other people’s suppositions and half-baked theories, wrong but fascinating hypotheses, bad choices, illicit characterizations, fabulized footnotes – anything he can lay hands on and especially what is neglected or discarded that no one is currently using. And stitching those bits together, he comes up with something he hopes feels for all the world like it’s real. The most real feeling things, broken down, often consist of the unreal.

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