Wednesday, July 28, 2010

things from my books (2)

One more thing from my last book, In the Path of Falling Objects, and then I will move on to other "things" tomorrow: This is the wooden skeleton, a Day of the Dead decoration, that Lilly sees on the first page (a kind of disturbing one-page opener) of the book.

And, yes, as described in the book, his arms are freakishly and disproportionately long, but when I saw this guy on a trip through Mexico several years ago, I had to have him. He hangs on the wall in my office. He used to be right over my desk, and I can remember looking at him when I wrote that opening page of the novel a few years back.

Sadly, he only makes that one cameo appearance in the book, never to pop up again.