Friday, November 2, 2012

"I've heard it's good"

Was talking to an old friend on the phone, catching up, as you do. Mentioned that the Janet Frame estate had published a collection of new Janet Frame stories this year and my friend said, "Yes, I've heard it's good, looking forward to picking up a copy."

WORD OF MOUTH. In these days of shrinking book review opportunities and near-bankrupt publishers unwilling to spend anything on advertising for literary fiction when they get so much bang for their buck with pushing their schlock titles, word of mouth is what the work of even one of the great authors like Janet Frame must rely on.

If you've read Gorse is Not People and loved it, please tell your friends. These stories were silenced for too long. Don't let the literary gatekeepers suppress Janet Frame for a moment longer.

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