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Posts Tagged: A Visit from the Goon Squad

Candy from Strangers: A Conversation with Jennifer Egan

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We can try to perform our inner lives, but we can’t actually reveal them. We can create a simulacrum, which is so much of what I see on social media, and that simulacrum is entertainment. It’s exciting because we all love the whiff of authenticity, and the more mediated our culture feels, the more we crave it, but we can’t actually give it away. We cannot actually break through the barrier of our individual aloneness.

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A Literary Tasting Menu: My Year Abroad by Chang-rae Lee

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Simply put, the novel’s heart is not political but sensual.

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Telling Our Own Stories: A Conversation with Kate Reed Petty

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Kate Reed Petty discusses her debut novel, TRUE STORY.

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Four Continents, Three Families, One Nation: Talking with Namwali Serpell

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Namwali Serpell discusses her debut novel, THE OLD DRIFT.

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Circling Backwards, Snaking Sideways: Talking with Sharlene Teo

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Sharlene Teo discusses her debut novel, PONTI.

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Discomfort, Desire, and Drugs: Talking with Ben Gwin

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Ben Gwin discusses his debut novel, Clean Time: The True Story of Ronald Regan Middleton, the book’s unique structure, and writing satire.

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Living in the Realm of the Subconscious: Talking with Melissa Fraterrigo

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Melissa Fraterrigo discusses her new novel-in-stories, Glory Days, writing speculative fiction, and how our formative years influence us later in life.

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Rock & Home

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Can domestic life and rock & roll flourish together in contemporary novels? Should they?

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