Aaron Thier is concerned. His debut novel, originally entitled Studies in Paradise, was renamed The Ghost Apple by publishers. “I’m worried that people will think it’s the ghost of an apple, rather than a particular imaginary fruit. Because that doesn’t seem very compelling, the ghost of an apple,” Thier says.
Mightn’t the title change draw a whole new audience to Thier’s worthy work? Like pomologists, or even general botanists? “There is a lot of botany in the book, and I have nothing against botanists, so that would be nice,” he says.
Botanist or not, those ...
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