CM: Snowball's Chance has been in print for ten controversial years. What impression do you think it has left on readers and critics?
In terms of the writing itself, when I looked at Snowball -- right around the time of the first talk of this new edition -- I found the novel made absolutely no sense at all. I called James Sherry, the original publisher, and asked him what that meant. He said, "John, that means you wrote it." In terms of the allegory, alas, I'm afraid the decade has only made me more self-assured.