March 3, 2019
Not Light Reading

So begins my journey on the next level of outreach on behalf of my son, Wordeee author Abe Sulfaro...and as a new Wordeee author myself, inspired by his introspective and conflicted writings. One of the qualities of his work that stands in contrast to my first novel, "Co-eternals," is his ability to create density in characters. In doing so, he has created a vision and a legacy, and I hope to evolve in that direction even if my writing isn't as deep and evocative--or as dark and menacing. Perhaps the scheduling of an "Antiheroes" trailer in Detroit has triggered feelings and thoughts about Abe's writing, including his prose in "Memoirs de Nocturne." Today I'm reflecting on his words about the elusive nature of human happiness in the voice of Fade, protagonist in his novel, "The Antiheroes." I've been reminded of it during the writing of the autobiography of another Detroit musician, Dan Lewis, who has cerebral palsy and dyslexia. Like Abe in "The Antiheroes" and Jack White (Detroit musician with international acclaim) in an interview with Dan Rather, Dan Lewis also describes happiness as an ongoing PURSUIT rather than a steady state--while acknowledging and savoring the brief moments of joy and delight that we experience. Dan's thoughts fit with the title of his autobiography, "Makin' It Real...Compared to What?" All this puts life into perspective. It doesn't diminish our moments in the sun, but rather keeps them real, bringing the "pursuit" into clearer focus. It's amazing, and yet not surprising, that three artists have described this reality in the same voice. In awe and forever grateful, Sally Sulfaro

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Patrice Samara
March 15.2019
Feeling like I know Abe and his cohorts through your work...they jump off the page. You have gained your voice and are forging ahead one paragraph at a time!
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