The Man Who Designed the Future is the story of a post-school life both utterly singular and deeply emblematic. Bel Geddes may not quite have invented the future, but between 1914 and 1958 he had a lot to do with how millions of Americans came to understand, envision, and desire it.
After reading Maryse Meijer’s
raw and jaw-dropping Heartbreaker, musician Kenny Childers felt the world needed to not only read this collection but also to hear it. He wrote one song for each story, drawing inspiration from the characters and their movements through their world.
In Into the Water, Paula sticks to her tried and tested template, this time infusing it with three trendy psychological thriller elements: estranged sisters who are brought together by a crisis, a narrative about misunderstood and wronged women, and a combination of modern feminist ideas with the ancient tradition witch hunting.