In this podcast episode Lisa Malone, who is the author of the new novel Pâté dé Foie Gras: A Book of the Absurd and Poignant, tells us about the most challenging – and most fun – parts of writing this book. Read more
Lisa Malone is the author of the new novel Pâté dé Foie Gras: A Book of the Absurd and Poignant. In this podcast episode, Malone answers her critics, who are puzzled her protagonist’s descent from courageous heroine to depressed invalid. Read more
In this podcast episode, author Lisa Malone talks about the three meanings of the title of her new book, Pâté dé Foie Gras, and tells us why she wrote the book in the first place. Read more
Once I lived in a laudanum-fueled hallucination where, curious, as usual, I cornered a raging badger thrashing to death an unfortunate hare in a stand of scrub oaks. Turning on me, it roared louder than a whole pride of lions in the Serengeti. I peed my pants. My heart cramped, wringing itself out like a sponge. Having made the stupid mistake of following the angry beast and facing it in a Mexican standoff no more than three feet apart, I fled in slow motion as* if* in* a* dream, screaming for help I feared would never come. Now the badger was all over me, and I felt its tetanus-loaded fangs sink into my flesh. Suddenly my father rushed out of the garage armed only with a hoe. As I awoke from my hellish nightmare I managed a sigh of relief. There was not a single wound on me. Daddy and his hoe had succeeded in slinging the furious, furry demon far out into the stratosphere. The flailing badger was now a Michelin-suited Russian cosmonaut with two fuzzy ears illuminated against a backdrop of stars shining through its clear space helmet, a tether attaching its belly to the Mother Ship, and its four outstretched limbs spiraling farther and farther away from our galaxy.