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Feb 06, 2006

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Dan Wickett

Another great interview Ed, I enjoyed the follow up question to that interview from 1992!

Ed Falco

Thanks, Scott and Ed, for the good, liquor-fueled discussion of my stories. A couple of things come to mind after reading your back-and-forth on “The Instruments of Peace.” In my understanding of the story, its important that Deegan, the father and central character, comes out of a violent world. His father was a mean drunk, his sister was raped at age sixteen, and not long after that he was beaten half to death by two hooded guys wielding two-by-fours. While he was in the hospital recovering, he tells us that “his heart was full of murder,” and he fell into constant bloody reveries of revenge, and it was because of that attack and his reaction to it that he wound up upstate in the first place, trying to make a decent life, a life where he could escape from that kind of violence. So, for me, this story is about Deegan, about whether its possible for him to escape the violence around him and in his own heart. And I hope it opens up into some bigger questions, too. The title of the story comes from St Francis’s prayer: “Lord, let us be the instruments of thy peace.” The story ends with a view of the peaceful mountains and farm, and Deegan covered in blood. So what exactly does it mean in this world to be the instrument of God’s peace?

At any rate, I know these are some of the questions that engaged me while I was writing this story.

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