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My Parade

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Chee, A. (2018). My Parade. In Chee, A. How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays. Mariner Books, pp. 97-119

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I will never forget the classmate who said to me in workshop, about one of my stories, "Why should I care about the lives of these bitchy queens?" It angered me, but I asked myself whether or not I had failed my characters if my story hadn't made them matter to someone disinclined to like or listen to them - someone like him. A vow formed in my mind that day as I listened to him, which has lasted my whole career: I will make you care.

—p.113 by Alexander Chee 3 months, 2 weeks ago

I will never forget the classmate who said to me in workshop, about one of my stories, "Why should I care about the lives of these bitchy queens?" It angered me, but I asked myself whether or not I had failed my characters if my story hadn't made them matter to someone disinclined to like or listen to them - someone like him. A vow formed in my mind that day as I listened to him, which has lasted my whole career: I will make you care.

—p.113 by Alexander Chee 3 months, 2 weeks ago