Lara Kristin Herndon: “The Money Book”

Author Lara Kristin Herndon shares her thoughts on Abandoned Places:

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“Edmund Burke distinguished the sublime from the beautiful by saying that the first comes from pleasure, the second from pain. The thrill and intrigue of abandoned places belongs to the latter category: the pain resides in our knowledge — buried just under the surface as we go about our lives — that the works of man won’t last, that we will die and all our legacy crumble or be put to uses far from what we intended. In this story I wanted to bank the fires of the sublime under something beautiful: a late-life domestic scene between two women who have meant everything to each other. But the pain is still there — it’s just cozy, tender pain.”

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