I have to say, I feel very attached to the summary as set-up, followed by scene, but this is food for thought about checking one's baggage of expectations when cracking open a new book.

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May 22, 2023Liked by Rebecca Makkai

What an experience it was to read this novel. And this is a wonderful post. I love summary (reading it and writing it) and feel so uncomfortable, even artificial, when I "have to" write a scene. This whole project is giving me permission to buck certain craft truisms.

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