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TMR 15.5: “I Am a Hobo Perched on a Hill” [Vernon Subutex]

Translator Frank Wynne joins Chad and Brian to talk about slang, about yummy mummies, about why Vernon’s pseudonym is so weird, and much much more. This is an episode as much about translating and reading as it is about the book proper, and is definitely worth listening to.

This week’s music is “Waiting Room” by Fugazi.

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 the beginning of Volume 2, and ask questions, make comments, or correct inaccurate statements. Here’s where you can find the complete reading schedule.

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