Young: ...I say that I am not interested in people, but I am interested in the bizarre and in people at an edge. I am interested in extreme statements about people because that is where the drama is most apparent. Being a Scot and economical about my working so hard, I begin with what I know is easy—with something strange and beautiful that then starts to activate itself.
Marguerite Young, The Art of Fiction No. 66, 1977 interviewed by Charles E. Ruas, in Women At Work Vol. II, Interviews from the Paris Review