Last night, while sitting up in bed listening to an infuriating Celtics game and poking around on the internet, my husband urged me to finally e-mail Anne Rice. I have been talking about it for a few weeks now and just hadn’t done it yet. I decided he was right! It’s time! I pulled up my e-mail account and started typing furiously….then staring….then typing FURIOUSLY….then staring…. When I was finally to a point where I was happy with the e-mail and didn’t feel like I was reading the words of a bumbling idiot, I stared a little longer. Then I hit send. As I did so, my heart leapt into my throat. I just sent an e-mail to Anne Rice asking her for an interview…. Just before my third of fourth coronary event set in, I got out of bed and wandered the house foraging for snacks. I came back, cereal bars in hand, and peeked at my computer. The smile that spread across my face was unstoppable. She replied!
With all that being said, I am happy to announce that following my review of her upcoming release The Wolf Gift, I will be interviewing Anne Rice right here on Pure Textuality. If you haven’t seen the info on The Wolf Gift yet, check out the synopsis from Amazon.com (below).
Have any questions you’d like me to ask Anne??? Click here to shoot me an e-mail and I will try to get the questions into the interview!
The time is the present.
The place, the rugged coast of Northern California. A bluff high above the Pacific. A grand mansion full of beauty and tantalizing history set against a towering redwood forest.
A young reporter on assignment from the San Francisco Observer . . . An older woman welcoming him into her magnificent family home that he has been sent to write about and that she must sell with some urgency . . . A chance encounter between two unlikely people . . . An idyllic night—shattered by horrific unimaginable violence, the young man inexplicably attacked—bitten—by a beast he cannot see in the rural darkness . . . A violent episode that sets in motion a terrifying yet seductive transformation, as the young man, caught between ecstasy and horror, between embracing who he is evolving into and fearing what he will become, soon experiences the thrill of the wolf gift.
As he resists the paradoxical pleasure and enthrallment of his wolfen savagery and delights in the power and (surprising) capacity for good, he is caught up in a strange and dangerous rescue and is desperately hunted as “the Man Wolf” by authorities, the media, and scientists (evidence of DNA threatens to reveal his dual existence) . . . As a new and profound love enfolds him, questions emerge that propel him deeper into his mysterious new world: questions of why and how he has been given this gift; of its true nature and the curious but satisfying pull towards goodness; of the profound realization that there may be others like him who are watching—guardian creatures who have existed throughout time who possess ancient secrets and alchemical knowledge. And throughout it all, the search for salvation for a soul tormented by a new realm of temptations, and the fraught, exhilarating journey, still to come, of being and becoming, fully, both wolf and man.