“Mending What Is Broken, like all my novels, grew out of a short story. Although “The Teardown Party” was published and I thought myself done with it, the story was not done with me.
First off, Peter Sanguedolce. Peter really intrigued me. He was unlike any other character I’d drawn. He was a person of bristling contradictions.” READ MORE
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"Peter Sanguedolce swims in music. He remembers his Nonno Franco—known all his life as Fatty—playing a tinny upright on the mezzanine of a pungent cigar factory. Fatty regaled his bored cigar-rollers with everything from Giuseppe Verdi to the Big Bopper. Peter’s Uncle...
"McKean's characters are so palpable...and we can relate to aspects of their humanity and also their radical behaviors that are just off-kilter from what we might imagine of ourselves and others. And it’s in that slight extreme and unfilteredness that his characters...