Quote by George Saunders
I tend to foster drama via bleakness. If I want the reader to feel sympathy for a character, I cleave the character in half, on his birthday. And then it starts raining. And he's made of sugar.
This quote highlights the mindset of the author when it comes to portraying vivid emotions in their work. The author describes their tendency to create dramatic situations where they intentionally evoke sympathy from the reader for a character. They metaphorically depict this by cutting the character in half on their birthday while adding rain, as well as emphasizing their fragility by suggesting that the character is made of sugar. By doing so, the author aims to evoke strong emotions and engage the reader through the creation of poignant and vivid scenes.
I think it can be hard for any man to sometimes be upstaged by his wife. So when I'm home, I work very hard to be Todd's wife and Jade's mother. I have no problem going back to those traditional roles. I try to be Giada, the young girl that he met 20 years ago and fell in love with.