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Season 2008 Episode 1215

Andrew Sean Greer in Conversation with Michael Chabon

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Andrew Sean Greer in Conversation with Michael Chabon
After the critical acclaim lavished upon Andrew Sean Greer's second novel, The Confessions of Max Tivoli, the young San Francisco writer has followed four years later with a more straightforward tale, deeply rooted in history, in The Story of a Marriage.The Washington, DC-born son of two scientists, Greer has always written stories infused with wonderment and discovery. The Confessions of Max Tivoli tells the life story of a man born with a peculiar ailment where he begins life as an elderly man and ages backward toward infancy as linear time progresses.His stories have appeared in Esquire, The New Yorker, Zoetrope, among other publications. Historical forces frame The Story of a Marriage, and Greer tells the story of his main character, a young wife and mother named Pearl Cook living in the Sunset district of 1950s San Francisco.The novel has a very modern feel, with complicated intertwining love stories, complimented by all the lush detail that makes Greer a master of the period piece.Andrew Sean Greer has written two previous works of fiction, the novel The Path of Minor Planets and a short story collection, How It Was for Me - City Arts & Lecturesmoreless

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