You can spend years in a room. Wondering if that whole "caterpillar in a cocoon" thing was just a fairy tale that kept you locked up. Until one day you're done and it's finished and you push open the door to a huge world and you come out, bursting with brilliance that would make the most beautiful butterfly weep with envy.
And that's exactly what Carola Dibbell's debut novel, THE ONLY ONES has done.
And it will soon be available.
Below are excerpts from TWO DOLLAR RADIO's announcement and interview:
With a stylish voice influenced by years of music writing, The Only Ones is a time-old story, tender and iconic, about how much we love our children, however they come, as well as a sly commentary on class, politics, and the complexities of reproductive technology. It is an outstanding book, grand in scope, relatable, heartbreaking, accessible, that I know will turn a lot a lot of heads.
TWO DOLLAR: The Only Ones is your debut novel, and we’ve scheduled it to publish in March 2015, which is a month before your 70th birthday. That’s pretty rad.
CAROLA: Having said all that about the dignity of unrecognized labor, let me be clear. It is a life-changing event to have work I’ve put so much into about to head out in the world. I find myself thinking I should finally start cardio workouts so I’ll be alive to write the next novel. I think about the shape of a life with this late-breaking twist. It is very, very sweet.
It also would have been sweet at sixty.
Happy Birthday, Carola!
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