Sena Jeter NaslundFiction
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20060201, 20050622
Novelist Sena Jeter Naslund, author of the acclaimed Ahab’s Wife, discusses her new novel, Four Spirits, which is set in her native Birmingham, Alabama during the Civil Rights Movement. The book weaves together the lives of blacks and whites, racists and civil rights advocates, and the events of peaceful protest and violent repression to create both an intimate and epic tapestry of American social transformation.
Growing up in a Philadelphia apartment above a liquor store, poet Ellen Bass thought her childhood was "the most mundane, pedestrian, unpoetic world you could possibly live in," but after many years and the death of her parents, she finds herself ...
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