BWW Interview: Ana Isabel O Talks New Book
What are the characters like in the book? Are many of them villains?
Characters are many honest hypocrites, cynicals called heroes who are pathological cases no better than the villains they fight; idiosyncrasy stands apart here. These characters are what they think they are because they choose to be right and wrong at the first place; reality is that villains are on all sides; they are immoral, horrible, twisted creatures. It's a hiatus from the deconstructionist assumptions that some promoted. In the book few characters could match man's mastery of Humanity. Despicable personages. By accepting that much, I'm far happier with life.
What do you want readers to take away after reading it? How do you feel they will react?
I like to put a torch where there is obscurity, its an area I enjoy writing because it brings about open interpretation. When I write something I'm giving some of that pleasure to my readers. Good fiction uproar the soul, which is to say evokes an emotional response. A reader may be galvanized to laughter or tears, this is what I want readers to experience, a feeling that reverberates even after you put the book down. One can get lost in the story and enter in another world. It could be delirious, like being lost in an intriguing play. By presenting your own version of the unthinkable a writer can create a whole world of emotions for the reader.
Why is this new story so important to you as a writer?
Its pursuit to pulling together real facts, bizarre characters, chaos, temporal and historical events occurred in a really strange place of this world... evil can be inspiring. The book is composed in journal entries. Fictive pieces based in reality which in turn are based in horror. Notes, photos from the characters. Epitaphs sent to me on the tapestry of another's dialect. I did not choose to devote a book to a crime reality. The reality of the crime chose me.
A few years ago when I started gathering up the work around me, I discovered that I had a gift of ominous mini chapters I would use in the book. Because the subject is complex and rather interesting all kinds of people approached me about writing a book with them. This pulp work has less to do with inspiration and more to do with wanting to uncover things, made with real facts to new readers. It had to do with wanting truths to be seen as useful. When I was a kid I rejected certain environments, their idiosyncrasy from real life and also daily digest, but overall bumpy reality and life-threatening events. I remember thinking about all those elements as a Humanistic experience based very much in the factual arriving from ends wanting to be considered. That being said, there is a hard work in every chapter. Section titles emphasize attention and make them catchy. In this coming book there are new voices that rarely get the chance to see their names fictionalized; thinkers who aren't what they pretend to be, somewhere wanting to appear useful in the service of their community to a world that could withdraw their pathetic/liar voices just clicking fingers.
The truth depicted in the story is that what some people find deadly, could be fully interesting as breathing. The inarticulators would have us believe that an awful crime should be kept out of our daily conversations and saved for the hypocritical parties. But words belong where truth exists. The story wants to live where incorruptibility and endurance have been prioritized. Truth is the first prose of a boundless and unchained soul. Like a strong human depiction defying taboos and prejudices.
When do you expect to finish the work?
This year. Surely there will be another coming up because some parts are still happening. In the place where the book and history are depicted, justice is a game of lies; filthy perpetrators try to stop the light that comes out from the truth which proves the crime wasn't perfect. I'm actually very excited, because in the second part I couldn't see at first what was going to happen next. Its not in my nature to wait for the next day to come so I now turn the pages. I had to write them. Once I sit at my desk, I naturally know what's going to happen next. If I don't, or if I don't want to write something, I don't write. I can start and I can stop and I can continue the next day, as I choose. You know, if the character or protagonist is happy, there's no story at all.
What else exciting is going on in your life right now?
Currently, I write with a nickname mystery assays. My children books are up and rolling, its always good to trip among the Magical Forest (laughing) , got two more coming out this 2019 as well as music on my label. An album for my book "How Roibeard helps Sorley" composed by Sam Morrison. Also publishing a compendium of some poetry in French language. Gathering recordings and highlights of an Avant garder. I spend time with my beehives but when I'm not around is like losing a part of observation. Then when I got back there's no move to be made, because I don't know everything I need to just yet. Overall I'm giving plenty of room to my household. The last six years we have travelled a good deal, you know business. Every year we would spend weeks at a time in distant surroundings, to my end its inspiring but also demanding....really (chuckling softly)...Mind, that's also fuel to all kinds of exciting magic!
For more info visit: