Jack London in the News: Coeur d’Alene’s Marlo Faulkner spotlights novelist Jack London and his soulmate in new manuscript
“Coeur d’Alene’s Marlo Faulkner spotlights novelist Jack London and his soulmate in new manuscript” by Dave Oliveria
Someday, Coeur d’Alene native Marlo Faulkner plans to write a book about Coeur d’Alene in the 1950s and 1960s. And your columnist will be first in line to read it.
They used to say of Marlo’s mother that she knew where the bodies were buried in Coeur d’Alene. Who did the digging. And who sold the shovel that dug the hole to bury the bodies. Some would say the same about Marlo.
Now, however, Marlo is using her journalistic and sleuthing ability to write a historical fiction about an older woman who meets and falls in love with a younger man in San Francisco, in 1900. The woman becomes the man’s secretary, his editor, his lover, his sparring partner, and his wife. The woman was Charmian Kittredge. The young man was Jack London. Yeah, that one.
Marlo has become an expert on their relationship after gaining access to Charmian’s diaries, their letters and ephemera from Huntington College in San Marino, California. Last week, Marlo sent a re-write of her book to an agent – 400 pages, 121,550 words.
From the Spokane, WA Spokesman-Review http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/jan/24/coeur-dalenes-marlo-faulkner-spotlights-novelist-j/
(Here is a link to the Huntington Library: http://www.huntington.org/WebAssets/Templates/general.aspx?id=17334)