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TMR 15.3: “Vodka Satana” [VERNON SUBUTEX]

Caitlin Luce Baker of Island Books joins Chad and Brian to talk about a very nicely framed section of Vernon Subutex. We get introduced to Aïcha, who has, through Pamela Kant, just found out that her mom was a porn star before her death. (And had a fling with Alex Bleach.) We also get to see how the Hyena works (kind of), and leave off with her and Aïcha on a trip to Barcelona together.

This week’s music is “Here Come the Munchies” by Kid Loco.

If you’d prefer to watch the conversation, you can find it on YouTube along with all our past episodes. You can join us next week when we discuss pages 216-271 and ask questions, make comments, or correct inaccurate statements. Here’s where you can find the complete reading schedule.

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