May 18, Ethan Bowers rated it it was amazing Edwin and the Metamorph is an excitingly unfettered account of love and the difficulty humankind has in understanding ourselves and the world around us.
Kelli appeared on a historical fiction panel at the first Bouchercon I attended, Indianapolis and I was immediately taken with her heroine, Miranda Corbie, an ex-escort and a former Spanish Civil War nurse now working as a P.
The looting of art during WWII, Americans working as spies for the Nazis, and the Nazis censuring and destroying what the regime considered to be "degenerate" art and literature. One of the benefits of writing historical fiction is that we can use real-life historical events to inform our plots.
Holly, you ask the best questions! I know this is going to sound less than definitive, but the answer is both. That dovetailed historically with what the Nazis were doing to dispossessed Jews and conquered countries like Poland—a wholesale theft and destruction of cultural patrimony.
I also wanted to write a train scene—that was purely personal. That gave her a chance to react to the very real sense of desperation that surrounds gambling and prostitution and gave me a chance to explore the history of the Biggest Little City in the World.
I also wanted to throw a different kind of case her way—espionage. Not your usual PI bread-and-butter, but the kind of activity that would become far less unusual for a good investigator during World War II.
Remember, the OSS is just an idea right now. The book reveals new information about Miranda and her history, but as a writer, did you learn something new about Miranda as well? This will sound daft, but Miranda always surprises me.
No spoilers, but there are two major overarching narrative themes that run through the Miranda series: A combination of the Iliad and the Odyssey, to be honest.
Miranda is still on a long journey, both figuratively and perhaps literally; she is still a soldier above all else, but even soldiers need to set aside their weapons. There is a great difference between rushing into battle because you have a death-wish and place no value on your life and rushing into battle because it needs to be done and you want to survive to enjoy the peace.
Miranda is changing; she acts on the world, the world acts back. No one lives in a vacuum, and—because part of me feels like she is, effectively, real, neither does she.
To whom does art belong? Why does it matter? Who decides how much value it has? Artistic ownership is a thorny question, even in Or should they stay in the British Museum?
To whom do they belong?
Tough questions and even tougher answers. Every Miranda book addresses questions of guilt—why did we stand back and let fascist Spain conquer the Republic? Why did the government not intervene to save Jews stranded on the MS St. Why were so many people willing to turn a blind eye toward Hitler and Hirohito and Mussolini, and why was cultural propaganda far more anti-Communist than anti-Fascist?
Is that her way of keeping him alive? As the ultimate outsider—thanks to her gender, beauty, history, moral code, strength, politics and inability to normalize social behaviors—Miranda empathizes with other outsiders. You find her in Chinatown because she feels more at home there than on Nob Hill.
She found her soul mate in John. And going through that loss propelled her to the front lines of the fight. You use some real-life historical figures in your novels, as do I.Edwin and the Metamorph is the story of a social misfit who meets the woman of his dreams (Loka), who just happens to be a shape-shifting alien.
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