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We don't wish to know our parents are fallible - at any age. In Mona Simpson's new novel, Casebook (Knopf), the protagonist Miles is fascinated by his parents to the point of being a private investigator into their lives but he only discovers what he most doesn't want to know. He watches as his parents divorce and his mother begins a relationship with someone new. His friend Hector joins in his snooping, and they write a comic-book of their discoveries which they title Two Sleuths, and which becomes wildly popular. In the process, they learn that a comic (or a novel) has allusions and, by extension, a life beyond itself.

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Casebook

Mona Simpson

Guests:
Mona Simpson, novelist, @_MonaSimpson

Producers:
Connie Alvarez
Alan Howard

Mona Simpson: Casebook

Guests:
Mona Simpson, novelist (@_MonaSimpson)

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