Understanding isn’t the most important thing in life. Writers don’t write in order to understand the dark side of life; fish don’t swim in order to understand water.
“We tell stories because we must,” writes Richard Russo in “The Lives of Others.” “And the source of that must isn’t talent or knowledge or the authenticity that derives from research and lived experience. It’s mystery. What we don’t understand is what beckons to us” …
Wayne Grady’s third novel, The Good Father, was published in 2021. His next book, Pandexicon: How the Language of the Pandemic Defined Our New Cultural Reality, will be published in the spring of 2023. He lives in Kingston, Ontario, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, with his wife, novelist and biographer Merilyn Simonds.