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Makenna Goodman Slow Stories

    • Society & Culture

"What if you could change your life? Would you do it? How would you do it?" These introductory questions invite readers into the world of The Shame—a novel by Makenna Goodman that follows the yearning and ultimate unraveling of a woman named Alma. While the book itself is short in length, readers become immersed in a slow buildup to a critical decision that Alma makes revolving around Celeste, a mysterious but pivotal character in Alma's life, who at first, serves as a source of inspiration for Alma but steadily evolves into infatuation throughout the story.
While Makenna has created a riveting work of fiction, The Shame acts as a vehicle for necessary conversations around the relationship between art, identity, and commerce in the age of capitalism. For Makenna, these ideas remain top of mind, and in this conversation, she spoke more about how she arrived at this transcendent story, her relationship with pace and creativity, and how she's learned to reframe an important question when examining storytelling—and life.

"What if you could change your life? Would you do it? How would you do it?" These introductory questions invite readers into the world of The Shame—a novel by Makenna Goodman that follows the yearning and ultimate unraveling of a woman named Alma. While the book itself is short in length, readers become immersed in a slow buildup to a critical decision that Alma makes revolving around Celeste, a mysterious but pivotal character in Alma's life, who at first, serves as a source of inspiration for Alma but steadily evolves into infatuation throughout the story.
While Makenna has created a riveting work of fiction, The Shame acts as a vehicle for necessary conversations around the relationship between art, identity, and commerce in the age of capitalism. For Makenna, these ideas remain top of mind, and in this conversation, she spoke more about how she arrived at this transcendent story, her relationship with pace and creativity, and how she's learned to reframe an important question when examining storytelling—and life.

1 hr

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