Q: The Fragment feels a bit like a Cinderella story: young woman who wants more out of life is swept into a world where she feels like a fraud. Please comment.
Davis Bunn: It is so true. There are certain types of stories that just never seem to grow old.
The structure fit so well here – Muriel’s coming of age in an era where the world itself was coming of age – growing into so many of the dilemmas and challenges that shape our world today.
The Cinderella construct was hardly new with Cinderella, and it was wonderful to use that model here.