Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Q&A with Eric Schlich

From my Q&A with Eric Schlich, author of Eli Harpo's Adventure to the Afterlife: A Novel:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

The title Eli Harpo’s Adventure to the Afterlife sets the satirical tone of the novel. It’s hyperbolic along the lines of Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. And it’s of course tongue-in-cheek. The whole book is about Eli’s doubt that he went to Heaven and his rejection of the myth his father raised him to believe.

What’s in a name?

Eli is named after the Elijah of the Bible, a prophet who entered Heaven alive by fire. I chose the name Harpo because...[read on]
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