Marginalia: Peter Heller

Jan 26, 2018

Credit John Burcham

Peter Heller’s book, Celine, is a book about a private eye who is anything but typical. She’s 68 years old, part of the New York aristocracy, is highly educated, and her petite and sophisticated form can barely peer over a steering wheel. And she not entirely fictional. The character Celine is very much based on Peter Heller’s mother. 

The book was recently released in paperback, and I caught up with Heller to visit about the book, his mother, the writing process, and what’s next.  Here’s our conversation: 

    

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Celine by Peter Heller was published by Vintage.

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