Conversations with Jenny Kane
“Do you model any of your characters after people you know? If so, do these people see themselves in your characters?
The self-interested Francesca was based on a neighbour and school classmate of mine in Barbados. (Name changed – of course). To be fair, she may have matured into a wonderful woman fighting for human rights since I was on the island, but when I knew her, all the indications were that she would take ‘shallowness’ to new depths.”