"With a Keener Eye": Salvatore Pane interviews Jac Jemc, author of My Only Wife.


Salvatore Pane: My Only Wife is told through a series of short vignettes doled out to the reader in a non-linear order. How did you settle on this format? In my work, I find myself drifting toward chronological A to B to C construction about 90% of the time, and the idea of structuring a novel in this way not only impresses me but terrifies me as well.

Jac Jemc: I started writing the first draft in a non-linear way, compiling memories the narrator has of his wife.

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