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Cormac McCarthy Spoils Next Book

In promotion of the movie version of The Road, Cormac McCarthy emerges from hiding today to give a delightful interview to The Wall Street Journal in which he reveals the plot of his next book ("It has to do with a brother and sister. When the book opens she's already committed suicide, and it's about how he deals with it"), explains his aversion to short stories ("Anything that doesn't take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly seems worth doing"), and crushes his 11-year-old son's dreams of becoming an artist ("John draws all the time, but I have to say he's not very good"). Highly recommended! [WSJ]

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