This is likely the most Blue Lines related post in quite some time. The epitome of my 1999, and my first road trip. Prior to that, the furthest I may have gone was…Atlanta (further west than anything in GA).
A trip to research for my manuscript, that was my first time out West. There was enough money for food and gas, a selection of CD’s and Cassettes, and no responsibilities in life. I saw the mastering of the “Around the World” video, found out how wrong I was about some manuscript aspects, and didn’t want to leave. That said, “Scar Tissue.”
The manuscript Blue Lines is the fictional coming of age narrative of a young California woman Key Yemaya Walker, and her 2 year growing journey through school, love, and life period piece, written by Kenneth Suffern, Jr., taking place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill between the years of 1997 – 1998. Loosely based on true events, and experiences during that time, told through the eyes and voice of the main female protagonist, a freshman first attending the school.