Here Greer shares some reflections on adapting his new novel, The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells, for the big screen:
It's a nice thought to put oneself to bed at night, that one day your meager book could be a movie! But, of course, the final form of a book is a book. Books can be "made into" movies, but movies can never be made into books, so in every way it is a diminution. And so of course I try to calm my anxieties by imagining Anne Hathaway running through the streets of 1918 New York! The anxiety it relieves is this: that Greta Wells is already being played, by actors I will never see, in the minds of everyone who owns the book.Learn more about the book and author at Andrew Sean Greer's website and follow him on Facebook.
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The Page 69 Test: The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells.