TMR 12.7: “Heroes and Mercenaries” [FOUR BY FOUR]
Katie Whittemore joins on this episode to refute a list of crazy fan theories about Four by Four, and to talk about the difficulties of translating a book in which there’s really no where to hide. Chad also shares some new, bad, jacket copy, and makes a pitch for one of Katie’s next books to come out: World’s Best Mother by Nuria Labari. Very fun, loose, enjoyable episode putting to bed a book that is, ultimately, quite unnerving.
This week’s musical four-by-four reference is from Malibu Ken in his appropriately creepy “Acid King.”
If you’d prefer to watch the conversation, you can find it on YouTube along with all our past episodes. Next week we’ll move on to The Book of Anna by Carmen Boullosa and Samantha Schnee. Get your copy today! We’ll discuss part one, “Anna’s Sergei and Anya’s City” (pgs 1-73), next Wednesday, July 22nd, and you can watch live here.
Be sure to order Brian’s book, Joytime Killbox, which is now officially available at better bookstores everywhere thanks to BOA Editions. And you can get 20% off Four by Four by using the code 2MONTH at checkout. (Offer only good in the U.S., since we can’t ship overseas, but to be honest, we can’t ship right now! Order it from Bookshop.org.)
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