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FROM THIS EPISODE

book.jpgTrance

(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Christopher Sorrentino takes the Patty Hearst saga as the springboard for an exploration of the mass hypnosis of American culture. A funny thing though: this novel about inter-generational warfare is written by the son of formidable avante-gardiste Gilbert Sorrentino. How did Chris write about the young fighting the old establishment and still pay tribute to his dad?

Read an excerpt from Trance.

Trance

Christopher Sorrentino

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Host:
Michael Silverblatt

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