• C.E. Medford

Noelle & Eddie


I think my favorite scene in Magic America is when Freak Eddie carries Noelle off under the streetlights. The characters in MA are for the most part, composites of people I knew living in New Jersey in the 1980s. So there was a man with a metallic voice and there was a girl who'd been stabbed in the breast with a fork, but they were not in love, and probably never knew exactly the kind of love Noelle and Eddie share. It was exciting to take those memories and put them into something higher. It is a wonderful thing to be able to take your old memories, dress them up, and make them fall in love with each other. That's healing.

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