Isabel Allende

And of Clay Are We Created | Isabel Allende | Literary Roadhouse Ep 121

Discussion Notes: And of Clay Are We Created

Find this week’s story here: And of Clay Are We Created by Isabel Allende

Next week’s story: The Drowned Giant by J. G. Ballard

Rated: Clean

The Literary Roadhouse hosts discuss “And of Clay Are We Created” by Isabel Allende, a short story loosely based on the 1985 eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano in Colombia. Throughout the discussion, Rammy wrestles with how to feel about a story that super imposes fiction on a highly publicized world event. Meanwhile, Gerald reflects on the heavy themes, while Anais latches an intrigue buried in lines. As is typical on this show, those four lines inspired a tangential conversation that, this time on gender dynamics in relationships. Along the way, Anais gets a new book idea. Overall, the hosts liked the story, but discovered a lack of enthusiasm.   

Oh and Anais finally wins a game to secure a win for long time listener Todd Williams. For months he has been patiently waiting for a discussion of The Drowned Giant. If you want a host to pick up a story suggestion, drop a line in the comment section, on Twitter @litroadhouse, or in the FB group linked to below.

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