. . . You asking me . . . do I know how to write down words on a piece of paper? That's what you do, man, you put down one word after another as it comes in your head . . . You already learned in school how to write, didn't you? I hope so. You have the idea and you put down what you want to say. Then you get somebody to add in the commas and shit where they belong . . . There's people do that for you.
The Chinese Girl
The first novel of the Stone Lewis series.
I thought The Chinese Girl was a smashing read. Funny, gripping and profound. Jean Hartley, author of The Marvel press, Philip Larkin, and me.