Chilling effect

Chang, Suna
February 1996
Entertainment Weekly;2/23/96 - 3/1/96, Issue 315/316, p64
Reports on the writing of some parts of the novel `The End of Alice' by author A.M. Homes. Creation of a horrifying character; Concern about readers' reaction to the character.


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