Lisa Moore on the Inspiration for Caught [guest post]

Lisa Moore is one of my favourite writers and I am really looking forward to her new book, Caught. I’ve reblogged her post from House of Anansi’s blog where she shares what inspired her to write it.

House of Anansi Press

The idea for Caught grew out of a lore about ’70s drug culture in Newfoundland that I’d heard all my life, stories about pot-smuggling that were tinged with a kind of awe at the sheer audacity and drive of the young men involved. Part gossip, part fact, part tall-tale or dream, these stories were full of mythic quest, innocence and innocence lost. Bravado.

I was also enamored with the idea of loosely following the adventures of Homer’s Ulysses, so there are modern day sirens and shipwrecks, sea monsters and even a Cyclops. I was interested in the notion of adventure — the idea of setting out of the high seas, of being unafraid. Or overcoming mountains of fear, just for the fun of it, for the experience, for treasures of one sort or another.

The older I get the more conservative this country seems to become. The ’70s, in retrospect…

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