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The Wonderful World of Pluto by Kenneth Lonergan

My mother read everything I wrote, but she always complained that there were too many explosions. I gave her chapters of The Wonderful World of Pluto as I was writing it, and at some point she said, “Someone gets blown up on every page!” So my conscience pricked me and I wrote a chapter at the end of the book—which was somewhat insincere—in which the main character wanders around, feeling glad that there’s “no more violence.”

Kenneth Lonergan, to Esopus

Written by nevalalee

February 4, 2016 at 7:30 am

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