Monday, February 14, 2022

Q&A with Bonnie Kistler

From my Q&A with Bonnie Kistler, author of The Cage: A Novel:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

The cage in my title refers to three different things: (a) the elevator where the inciting event occurs, sometimes called a “car” but more accurately a “cage”; (b) the jail cell where Shay ends up; and (c) something I can’t disclose without spoiling the story.

Readers will immediately grasp the first reference and understand that something significant happens in that elevator. Later they’ll recognize the jail reference. And by the end I hope they’ll be surprised by the third reference. (Notice how “cagey” I am there?)

What's in a name?

The main character is Shay Lambert, a young lawyer who’s entirely a creature of her own invention. She’s climbed out of poverty and a squalid family life into the Ivy League and a Wall Street law firm. She’s ditched...[read on]
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Q&A with Bonnie Kistler.

--Marshal Zeringue