A Q&A with Rich Shapero
Q: As with Balcony of Fog, Dreams of Delphine features video commentaries on the subject matter of the novel.
RS: The phenomenon of the lone twin is not well known. I thought it would be illuminating for readers to learn about twin loss from people who have either lived through it or thought a lot about it. For me, the personal testimonials are moving. They had a lot to do with shaping the story, as did thoughts about the impact of twinhood on fetal subconscious. We get to hear from Apostolis, as well. He told me the story of his community while I was in Holland, and I wanted to share it.
1: Losing My Twin
Colin Crist, Member, Lone Twin Network
(For more information, visit LoneTwinNetwork.org.uk)
2. Saving Our Home
Apostolis Noutsis, Founder, Experiencewaterland
3. Traumatic Death and Guilt
Camille Wortman, Ph.D.
Excerpted from Treating Traumatic Bereavement by
Laurie Ann Pearlman, Camille B. Wortman, Catherine A. Feuer, Christine H. Farber, and Therese A. Rando
© 2014 Guilford Press
4. The Dead in Dreams
Deirdre Barrett, Ph.D.
Excerpted from “Through a Glass Darkly: Images of the Dead in Dreams” by Deirdre Barrett
Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying
© 1992 SAGE Publishing
5. The Amniotic Sea
Read by Clare Beard, Member, Lone Twin Network
Excerpted from Womb Twin Survivors by Althea Hayton
© 2011 Wren Publications
6. In-Utero Bonding
Read by David Elvy, Chairman, Lone Twin Network
Excerpted from Twin Loss by Raymond William Brandt Ph.D., Ed.D.
© 2001 Twinsworld Library
Editing and sound design: Josh Turner
Additional post-production: Color A Go-Go
Animation: SiLee Films
Original artwork: Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, Untitled, 1961, © 2009 Rich Shapero
(For more information, visit VonBruenchenhein.com)
Background collage design: Michael Baron Shaw
Background collage photograph: Peter Horree / Alamy Stock Photo
Directed by Jan Lindsay-Smith