From: William Denton ( wtd@pobox.com)
Date: 19 Sep 2005

I didn't a chance to say anything last week, but I've enjoyed seeing the chat with Kent Harrington. Kent, I have a question about the times when DIA DE LOS MUERTOS and RED JUNGLE are set.

I'm rereading DIA right now, and I can't find the line, but there's a mention near the start that the peso has collapsed and the Mexican economy is in trouble. DIA was published in 1997--is that a reference to the
"December mistake" of 1994, an economic crisis, or is the book set slightly in the future? I ask because RED JUNGLE is set slightly in the future, where coffee is dropping in price and the Guatemalan economy is in trouble. I don't know enough about Mexico to guess if you were doing the same thing in DIA.

Here's a line from DIA DE LOS MUERTOS that made me laugh. It's thought by a beautiful woman as she walks over a bridge out of California and crosses the border into Mexico: "Going back ito Tijuana was like putting on a pair of crotchless panties."

I can hardly believe you have a new novel sitting in the drawer that no-one wants to publish! The publishing business makes no sense.


William Denton : Toronto, Canada : www.miskatonic.org : www.frbr.org

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