Skateboarding in Fiction: A Brief History of Failure

Prologue Michael Cunningham’s strange and elegiac Walt Whitman-hued novel Specimen Days is prefaced with an author’s note in which Cunningham succinctly articulates the dilemma historical fiction forces on a writer: “Novelists must usually decide what degree of slavish accuracy would make their stories more alive, and what degree would make them less.” Still, he writes, … Continue reading Skateboarding in Fiction: A Brief History of Failure