Comment to 'Does this come across as racist? Or, as it is intended, as an explanation of a misunderstanding?'
  • Thanks Caron, is that because she shows an ingrained racism or because the piece does?

    What I am trying to do, and I actually do try this in various ways in all my books, is to show that when people first come across something new they are often scared by it and react in a feral way.

    Intellectually Cat is a liberal, but her instincts for survival lead her to react as though Anthony is her enemy, when in fact he is so much her friend that he came out of the house, where he is with her daughter, to protect her.

    He is quite an important character in the book later on.

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