EVEN STARS DIE
Mitchell Van Duzer
Copyright 2015 Mitchell Van Duzer
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I want it to be known up front, above all: this is not, strictly, an autobiography.
There are parts of the book, of course, based upon my life. I like to write about what I know. The majority of the story, though, is fiction. So this is the part where I point out what’s real and what’s not.
The most obvious example of something in this book that is based on reality would be the overall premise of a young, desperate kid, just barely into his early adulthood, moving all the way across North America, from Florida to Vancouver, to be with a girl he met in an online forum. Yeah, that actually happened to me, although I changed quite a few of the details to better serve the narrative. For example, I wasn’t 18; I was 21, and I had already been through three years of college, training to be a computer animator at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota. It was a dismal time in my life, one I don’t think I’d have ever managed to weather were it not for my friend Laurie.