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Episode 22: Jane Bowles, Two Serious Ladies

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This week we welcome special guest Paul Lisicky (Lawnboy, Famous Builder, The Burning House, and Unbuilt Projects) to discuss one of his favorite novels, Jane Bowles’ Two Serious Ladies. It was the only novel Bowles ever published, and it kinda confounded us. Though Paul is full of wisdom to help set us straight.

Paul also talks about how the book influenced his own work, why he loves books that unsettle him, innovative fiction, and his recent appreciation for Lil’ Wayne.

Two Serious Ladies

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Check out Paul’s new book, Unbuilt Projects, which we both heartily recommend. If you buy it from Powell’s, they’ll kick a little money in our direction. Win-win!

Unbuilt Projects
by Paul Lisicky
Powells.com

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