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Allen Mendenhall Interviews Idabel Allen, Author of "Rooted" - Southern Literary Review
AM: The title of your book is Rooted. The first line signals that this word, rooted, will take on layers of meaning. “It all comes from the root,” your narrator says. “And Grover McQuiston was the root of it all.” What are you after here? IA: The opening line of Rooted serves a couple of purposes. As there are …