Friday, August 13, 2010
This is part one of my interview with writer Charles Fuller about his new novella Snatch: The Adventures of David and Me in Old New York. This novella or children/young adult story is Fuller's first children's book and is an adventure story about two brothers, David and Charles, 'free' black kids living in the Five Points neighborhood of antebellum New York City in 1838. A powerful story. I appreciate Mr. Fuller's previous work, having read and seen A Soldier's Play and Zooman and the Sign. This work Snatch along with his plays is definitely a tribute to a theme he discussed in this interview: the importance of community. A powerful story that I was honored to read and interview the author of. Book photo courtesy of http://www.davidandmeinnyc.com/ and audio courtesy of Vania Gulston, WPEB Radio, and Box.net. -RF.