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Setting sail with Margaret Wrinkle

"I'm going to get a little woo-woo here," Margaret Wrinkle says. That's code for going deep down in it – for talking about things with elusive definitions; things we must analogize. "Your rational mind is a boat drifting on the ocean of your subconscious," she says. "Do you want to tell the story from the tiny boat or from the ocean?" Wrinkle keynoted yesterday at the Antioch Writers' Workshop in Yellow Springs. The room was dim, hushed as she described the 15-year journey that lead to the publication of her first book, Wash, in 2013. It's her life's work: a 418-page opus about a fictional slave used for breeding on nearby plantations. It hurts to read. It's haunting and beautiful – almost too real at times....

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