Katherine Dunn — American Novelist

Katherine Karen Dunn is a best-selling novelist, journalist, voice artist, radio personality, book reviewer, and poet from Portland, Oregon. She is best known for the novel Geek Love... (wikipedia)

Every doorway, every intersection has a story.
American culture is torn between our long romance with violence and our terror of the devastation wrought by war and crime and environmental havoc.
Prior to penicillin and medical research, death was an everyday occurrence. It was intimate.
Let's just say, the American school of suburban angst is not my cup of tea.
Perhaps the strongest evidence that women have as broad and deep a capacity for physical aggression as men is anecdotal. And as with men, this capacity has expressed itself in acts from the brave to the brutal, the selfless to the senseless.