Can naiveté be a virtue? Antoine Wilson thinks so. The aimless hero of Wilson's second novel, Panorama City (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), is sweet but foolish. He takes the world at face value and now wishes to impart wisdom to his unborn son, after living a life of suspended childhood himself. Wilson talks about the unsung merits of stupidity, and whether or not the world can survive without innocence.
Read an excerpt from Panorama City.