Christopher Sorrentino reading from Trance

In this podcast, Christopher Sorrentino (author of Trance, now available in paperback from Picador) reads from his latest novel and talks with his editor, Lorin Stein, about the book and the writing process. Trance is the story of a tiny band of self-styled urban guerrillas, calling themselves the Symbionese Liberation Army, who abduct a newspaper heiress. The novel traces this fugitive period, leading the reader on a breathtaking, hilarious, and heartbreaking underground touracross a beleaguered America. Along the way Sorrentino tells the story of a nation divided against itself--parents and children, men and women, black and white; a story of hidebound tradition and radical change, of truth and propaganda, of cynicism and idealism; a story as transfixing and relevant today as it was then.

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ISBN: 0-312-42531-7
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(c) 2006 by Christopher Sorrentino
(p) 2006 by Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC