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“Spinning Wool in the Mouth of the Monster”

Posted on Apr 20, 2012 | 0 comments

“Spinning Wool in the Mouth of the Monster”

  Spinning Wool in the Mouth of the Monster. I considered the title, stark on the white page, with a baleful eye. Why had I burdened my novel with such a cumbersome name?   Oysters, I decided, it all came down to oysters. When a grain of sand invades an oyster’s protective shell to grate its sharp corners into the soft flesh of the oyster itself, the oyster does what it can. Turning the ragged invader over and over, it coats it with layer after layer of mother of pearl, the same smooth excretion that protects it from the roughness of its own outer shell, until the raw grain...

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