I thought it was a meditation on grief, memory, the brain. The first drafts had all these convoluted subplots; too much going on but no focus. I had to do a lot of stripping back the layers to figure out what it could be.
Watch Me Disappear
I recently reread the hundred pages I sent to a friend. When someone disappears, the question is, has something horrible been done to her, or has she done something horrible?
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My pre-motherhood writing days started at 4 in the afternoon and went on for as long as I wanted. Now my writing day is over at when I pick up my kids at school. Billie became a repository for all the conflicting feelings I have about motherhood.
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Through Billie, I got to live out that fantasy. What gives me the most joy when I publish a book is hearing from readers who say they were affected by it.
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Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close extra sharing options. Author Janelle Brown. July 28, Your reading at Skylight Books was packed with your many, many Los Angeles friends and fans. How does living in L. Your first novel was a huge hit. May 08, ISBN Jul 11, ISBN Jul 11, Minutes. Her body was never found, just a shattered cellphone and a solitary hiking boot. But then Olive starts having strange visions of her mother, still alive. Who was the woman he knew as Billie Flanagan?
Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown
Together, Olive and Jonathan embark on a quest for the truth—about Billie, but also about themselves, learning, in the process, about all the ways that love can distort what we choose to see. Brown imbues realism in each character, whose complicated emotions fuel the suspenseful story.
The characters are arresting, the Berkeley setting delightfully authentic, and, best of all, the propulsive investigation may make you want to go into hiding just to finish the book now. Janelle Brown has written a novel that provokes thought as her story twists and turns. I loved it. Brown deftly peels away the layers of a loving marriage to reveal a haunting mystery and a devastating truth: that no matter how much you love someone, you can never truly know them.
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