Q: If you could have a meal with a character from any classic novel, whom would you choose?

A: I recently read Ursula Le Guin’s Always Coming Home, a book that is so comprehensive in its world-building that it includes several recipes from the cuisine of the fictional Kesh, many of which sound quite appealing. So maybe I’d drop in on Stone Telling, who is the book’s closest equivalent to a protagonist, for a bowl of valley succotash or acorn-meal soup with honey.


Matt Hornsby’s story “The Draining
in Metaphorosis Friday, 20 March 2020.
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