In 2008, I published "Not My City, Not My People," about a peripatetic chair that becomes enmeshed in the Israeli-Arab conflict. Segue, out of Miami University in Ohio published it, under the guidance of Eric Melbye, an English Professor. The story can be found here:
This morning I read the theme of Nichole Krauss' new book, and get little chills of remembrance, a certain deja vu on the outer edge of my perceptions:
Erin Patrice O'Brien for The Wall Street Journal
Nicole Krauss will try to follow up 'The History of Love' with 'Great House.'
I'm not saying Ms. Krauss read my story and then usurped the general theme. What I am saying is that there are only a few ideas floating out there in the spheres. So be warned, children, don't sit on your hands. Get to work.