Friday, 6 May 2011

Adriana Ellis, author of 'The Underground River'

What song would the narrator/protagonist of your story sing at a karaoke bar and why?

My character Stephen would choose the Ray Charles song ‘Tell Me How Do You Feel’ and he would sing this to his wife Eva. Stephen is a successful migrant story, he feels strongly connected to the place where he lives, connected to the history, connected to his family. However, at the heart of his marriage there is still this underlying question, how does Eva feel? How much does she love him? Stephen is a man who is secure in his place in the world, connected to the environment, and aware of the undercurrents, the feelings, the underground rivers.

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