Sunday, July 16, 2017

Nuala O'Faolain's Memoirs

Novels are completed when they are finished, but the memoir changes its own conclusion by virtue of being written. I was not at all the same person, when I handed the manuscript over as I'd been when I began. A memoir may always be retrospective, but the past is not where its action takes place.

-Nuala O'Faolain, Almost There: The Onward Journey of a Dublin Woman (2nd memoir)