Friday, October 29, 2010

Objects in Mirror

The forthcoming (July 2011) Broadway reissue of my first novel (which came out in 1995) is now listed at Amazon, complete with the wonderful new cover art. Much as I admire Henry Sene Yee, his finest work was not on the cover of the 1996 Picador paperback edition, which has always looked to me as if the book title is Appear Than They Are Closer in Mirror Objects.

At last, the book looks just right.


  1. That is a beautiful cover. And what a great title. Unfortunately, I'm servant to the church mouse at the moment, so your book is waiting for me on the hold shelf at the public library. I'm looking forward to reading it.

  2. This is totally unrelated to this post in particular, but is there a word for the opposite of staircase wit? Like when you know as you say something (let's say that you mention your triangular 8" french-style knife) that there's a possibility someone will accidentally set themselves up for you to be witty in response to them? (Let's say someone comments that you "need a 10"" ... and then let's say that you're as immature as me and can't resist replying that your husband is out of town)

    Do the French have a term for that? Because it would be awfully useful.

  3. Should be something like l'esprit avant des bon mots.