TMR 12.12 “Finale” [THE BOOK OF ANNA]

Carmen Boullosa joined Chad and Brian this week to talk about The Book of Anna, memories of watching baseball, why she (today) supports Karenin and thinks Anna K made a mistake with Vronsky, the origin and structure of the novel, her system of having a book in the queue before the previous one is published, and much more.

And, at the very end, the book for Season 13—coming Wednesday, September 9th—is revealed! More information about the actual schedule will be available next week.

This week’s music lacks an Anna reference, but is maybe an allusion to Anna and Vronksy . . . It’s “Be as Good as You Want to Be” by Boat.

If you’d prefer to watch the conversation, you can find it on YouTube along with all our past episodes. More info on Season 13 coming soon.

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Be sure to order Brian’s book, Joytime Killbox, which is now officially available at better bookstores everywhere thanks to BOA Editions.

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