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A Few Things on Novelist Douglas Anthony Cooper

by Douglas Anthony Cooper

A Few Things on Novelist Douglas Anthony Cooper

Hometown: Oaxaca, Mexico

Occupation: Novelist

Favorite destinations: Somewhere I can't relax. (Beaches are sunlit dirt.)

Dying to visit: the Queen.

Bizarre travel rituals: In the departure lounge, you have to sacrifice a virgin. Or the trip's doomed.

In-flight relaxation regime: Weeping.

Always in carry-on: Weasel.

Concierge or DIY? Butler.

See it all or take it easy? See "Favorite destinations."

Drive or be driven? No choice here: Pickpocket in Oaxaca got my driver's license.

Travel hero: DB Cooper

Weirdest thing seen on travels: a beach.

Best hotel amenity: windows.

I dream about my meal at night.

Everywhere I go, I check out the short silent guy in the corner. (He's the most dangerous.)

When I arrive in a new place, I learn the lay of the land by communing with the recently deceased. They can tell you the places to avoid.

I always bring home an orphan.

If I never return to a state of grace it'll be too soon because the maintenance was a bitch.

I travel for the brief respite from despair.

Official Website: 
Latest Novels: 
Milrose Munce and the Den of Professional Help
Milrose Munce and the Plague of Toxic Fungus

FATHOM Postcards:
Increase Your Wingspan – Alamos, Mexico

Douglas is a novelist who lives in Oaxaca, because it's warmer than where you live. He travels because he thinks it's going to get better. It rarely does. Still, he was included in The Best American Travel Writing, and his sarcastic YA novel, Milrose Munce, became an unlikely bestseller.


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