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<p>Ms. Drake (center), after receiving a pie in the face from Jusby the Clown (left). At right is Ms. Drake’s husband, <cite>Core</cite> author Kassten Alonso.</p>

Ms. Drake (center), after receiving a pie in the face from Jusby the Clown (left). At right is Ms. Drake’s husband, Core author Kassten Alonso.

Monica Drake blogs for The Paris Review

Posted by Rhonda Hughes on 14 Aug 2012

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The Paris Review published an essay by Hawthorne author Monica Drake concerning her encounter with Jusby the Clown:

Really the only thing I knew about Jusby, when I agreed to his plan, was that he’d read my novel Clown Girl and quoted from it. That was plenty.

This is what it means to be a first-time novelist: I’d spent ten years writing and revising a novel about clowns, clown community, and the creative struggle. Now a member of my newfound readership wanted to offer me that big, physical comedy kiss of a pie in the kisser. How could I turn my back?

To read the rest of the article, go to The Paris Review.

I am so pleased that we were able to connect in that special way.  I encourage Hawthorne readers to read the full article.  It is magical and oh so slightly taboo-violating.

Jusby from Olympia, WA on 23 Oct 2013

Well?

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