Here’s a small preview, where Phillips discusses the origins of LARK & TERMITE:
“This book actually began over thirty years ago, when I was visiting my hometown and was standing at the window of a girlfriend’s apartment, and looked out over a kind of grass alley, which fronted several small houses. Sitting directly across from us was a boy of about eight or nine. He was clearly disabled in some way, and he was holding up to his forehead a kind of long strip of blue plastic—like a dry cleaning bag. He was blowing on it, and looking through it, in a way that was so… it kind of made an indelible image, I think, in my mind…”
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