Fiction: Reality Bites
October 16, 2010
Three authors explore aspects of the dark side of human experience. Marlon James, in his novels John Crow?s Devil and The Book of Night Women, deals with issues of good and evil, religious mania, and sexual obsession. Allegra Goodman in The Cookbook Collector delves humorously into the underbelly of success: disloyalty, greed and power. Brando Skyhorse, in The Madonnas of Echo Park, his much-anticipated debut, addresses the sometimes-mean streets of a working class Mexican-American neighborhood. Hosted by Boston Globe book editor Nicole Lamy.