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The novel starts in upstate New York where a teenage girl, Grace Maclean, and her friend, Judith, go riding on their horses, Pilgrim and Gulliver, on a snowy morning.
As they ride up an icy slope, Gulliver slips and hits Pilgrim. Both horses fall, dragging the girls onto a road and into a collision with an eighteen wheeler. Judith and Gulliver are killed, while Grace and Pilgrim are severely injured. Grace, left with a partially amputated right leg, is bitter and withdrawn. Grace's mother, Annie, is a workaholic magazine editor, and her father, Robert, is a lawyer.
The different approaches taken by each of Grace's parents in dealing with the accident strain relationships within the family. Following the accident, Pilgrim is traumatised and uncontrollable, leading the people looking after him to treat him badly and to suggest that he be put down. Annie refuses to allow her horse to be put down and hears of a 'horse whisperer', Tom Booker.
She undertakes a long cross country journey with Pilgrim and Grace to Montana. On the Montana ranch, Tom works with Pilgrim and starts to make progress.
It said simply Smoke Jumpers. In fact, I was so busy looking at the sign that I nearly drove into the back of a police car that had stopped in front of me. I swerved to avoid him and sure enough his lights came on and he stopped me.
He gave me a warning ticket for making an improper pass. I have it framed on my wall. It shows the exact date I had the idea, April 17, At the time, I was going through quite a turmoil in my private life, and this idea of someone jumping into the flames — after someone explained to me what smoke jumpers were — had an appeal.
I was trying to decide to jump into the flames to end a long relationship. And slowly the story, but not my story, came together. Fire as a metaphor was an idea, and I started to read and think about it. Fire does so many contradictory things. On the one had, it destroys and kills, and if you survive it scars you.
But on the other hand, it purifies. There are certain trees and plants in the West of the United States that can only reproduce in the extreme heat of a forest fire. And flowers that were thought to be extinct suddenly show up again. In a way, it was the ultimate metaphor for a story.
What did you think of the movie interpretation of The Horse Whisperer? But putting that aside, I thought he captured, in a very moving way, the healing process. And the work with the horses was astonishing. He had, incidentally, one of the horse whisperers that I spent time with, working on the movie. A wonderful horseman called Buck Brannaman.
The ending of the book requires that the horse whisperer, who is a kind of angel in one sense, to move on in order that the healing can be completed.
The ending is full of hope. But in the movie, the two characters remain forever prisoners of love that never was, and will die in regret.
And dying in regret in my opinion is about the worst thing that can happen to a man. Was Robert Redford your first choice for the Horse Whisperer?
I thought that he did an excellent job and really followed the book well. Well, a number of quite big names and studios were wanting to download the book, and I did have to choose between them. I think there were about four different people bidding for it, but in my mind, Redford was always the one who was going to get it. It just seemed to fit, and I had long admired his work as a director, and of course, as an actor. How long did it take you to write The Horse Whisperer? It took I suppose about a year and a half of research.
Then I wrote it very quickly, in two periods of about three months. But I gave up halfway thinking that no one would be interested, and also, frankly, because I needed to go and earn some money.
But I do think that writing it quickly helped. Given your experience in the Middle East, will any new books be touching on this subject? Particularly the time that I spent in Beirut, when the civil war was on. Do you have children of your own? If so, does this inspire you to create these emotional tales that affect children?
Yes, I have three children: Watching them learn and grow and sharing in their triumphs and sorrows and disappointments is a rich vein of research, as well as a life lesson.
What inspired you to leave the American West for a place that seems so different? Was there a link for you? Well, the heart of The Smoke Jumper story is really still Montana. I spent a year living in West Africa when I was 18 years old and it changed my life. The story is a very elemental one. The Smoke Jumper has so many incredible locations, from the American West and the fires to war torn Africa.
Do you think it would translate into film? Maybe it would. Nothing is decided yet, but it may just happen! A question about The Loop: Are you in touch with the people who are helping the wolves?
Any idea? Yes, I am in touch with them. Several of the wolf biologists who helped me with the research have become good friends. And the wolves are doing well in Montana.
The first batch of wolves that were let loose in Yellowstone Park have bred successfully. Of course, there have been unfortunate incidents where ranchers have lost livestock, but the fantastically clever compensation scheme, devised by Hank Fisher of Defenders of Wildlife, has taken the sting out of the campaign against the wolves.
Britain is just too populated a place. In The Smoke Jumper , the idea really started as two male friends who love the same woman. I suppose the triangle just grew from there.
I wanted the characters to have to choose between loyalty and passion, whether they would jump into the flames or not.
The love triangle, of course, is one of the eternal sources of fiction. I hate to say it, but we have to wrap this up in a few minutes. We have time for just a few more questions and comments.
Given what happened on Sept 11, how do you think the current TV reporters did covering this story? I was watching it from here in the UK. I got back from the United States less than 24 hours before it happened.
So I watched, as everyone did, with a kind of dumb horror. It makes you proud to be a human being, just watching these people work. I would like to read your book. Is it available in Canada? If you mean The Smoke Jumper , yes, it was published in Canada a couple or three weeks ago. Where do you do most of your writing?
Do you have a special place that you work from? Yes, I have an apartment in London and just two years ago, I bought an ancient and rather ramshackle house in the southwest of England.
So it took a lot of discipline to work out there, but I got it done. I have lots of favorite places in London, depending on the weather. It seems that healing, both physical and emotional, is a central theme to your novels. What made you want to write on these life lessons? Or rather, about the possibility of redemption and hope. The first two books are very much about living in the moment, and I think if there was one piece of advice that I could pass on to my kids, if it were only my gift, would be to let them live in the moment.
But I suppose also that the themes I choose to write about reflect a basic belief in the goodness of human beings. I think that evil things happen because things go wrong to people who are essentially, deep down, not bad people. I hope the books reflect that hope. Well folks, it time to wrap up the show.
Thanks Nicholas, we had a really good time chatting with you!
Thanks everyone, goodbye for now! Great questions everyone. Thanks again for coming.