Sunday, January 17, 2010
The CSA: what if the south succeeded and won the civil war?
She is a writer who publishes her work under a mans name. She lives an artist life, traveling from one country to another. She lives on land she secretly bought and built a hotel for blacks. Her sister runs the inn/ apartment building.
She visits his cafe.
His cafe is split. A front entrance for whites and a back for blacks. The thing that fascinates the town and country is his ability to provide separate and equal and is a mascot for the way this country wants the world to understand them.
The kitchen is in the middle. He lives above the cafe.
This story is about her life and secret passion for a neighborhood chef and baker who is white.
the story is about his life, when he notices her, his devotion to business, fear and passion.
Things they have in common:
Travel to Japan
Live in France
Love of italian food
Different points of view:
What to do with money
the way things are
love lived and expressed
time and urgency
Her- Foster, Rachel, Amelia, Georgina, Victoria, August, Easter
Him- Maury, Cotton, Perry, Benjamin, Pleasant, Michel
book title ideas:
the ones I love
The Crimson White and the Petal- I love the beginning of this book, the characters and the time period. The title gets me every time
the unbearable lightness of being