Quotation of the Week: Marilynne Robinson
“Home borrows characters from Gilead but centers on Ames’s friend Reverend Robert Boughton and his troubled son Jack. Robinson returned to the same territory as Gilead because, she said, ‘after I write a novel or a story, I miss the characters–I feel sort of bereaved.’” (emphasis added)
Source: Marilynne Robinson, interviewed by Sarah Fay, The Paris Review, fall 2008.
I don’t have multiple novels to my credit, but I have to admit that I, too, have enjoyed reviving characters from one story to appear in another.
What about you?