Re: RARA-AVIS: Iguana Love

Date: 07 Apr 2005

Hi, Karin, Nice to hear from you. I agree that if you're going by a classic definition of noir--love triangle, betrayal for money--none of my books actually fit. I've only accepted the title of noir since that's what I've been dubbed I started with Miami Purity. I always thought I was writing literary novels (character driven plots, exactly as you describe) that happened to contain crime, so we're in agreement. I don't think the landscape matters in the definition of noir, however. The Florida sunshine and sparkling surface make a great ironic foil to the pollution underneath. I find that women are sometimes shocked and dismayed that I present women as being so sexual and tough. I've gotten some really horrid reviews from women that sounded more emotional than rational, so I think they were really affected by the sleaze. I've only heard good things from men, and Borders used to find my books on the floor of the men's room... Vicki

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