One thing that fascinates me about this whole Flannery O’Connor thing that she said herself was she couldn’t understand why they kept calling her a master of the grotesque. And I get the same charge. It's as if I’m deliberately inventing eccentrics. I’m not being disingenuous, but I have never started out in a story to write about, deliberately, weirdness. They call me postmodern. I’m baffled by that—I think people are postmodern. They’re just strange.
—Barry Hannah, 1997
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