Interview with Michael Kardos

by Salvatore Pane

“I was just interested in telling the story of some friends who try to undo a rashly committed crime, and how their decisions lead them deeper into trouble rather than out of it—not because they’re stupid, but because they’re smart. And smart people are masters at rationalizing their own ill-advised decisions. As the novel got written, the themes became more important…how our decisions (including the decision to defer making decisions) have repercussions, or at least potentially have repercussions, no matter how much we might tell ourselves otherwise.”

-Michael Kardos on his novel The Three-Day Affair