Saturday, June 14, 2008

On "Creative Memories" by Brigitte N. McCray (3746 words) ***

This story does a good job of working a celebrity into the plot without really working a celebrity in. The title says much about what the piece is about, working on several levels, the father with Alzheimer's, the son's memories of his past, the scrapbook collectors, the boyfriend's own doubtful past. How much about ourselves do we make up? How much is anything real? In asking such questions, I can't help but be drawn back to Oscar Zeta Acosta's book, which I just finished rereading. Read the story here.

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