Daniel Torday's new novel is The Last Flight of Poxl West.
From the author's Fresh Air interview with Terry Gross:
GROSS: OK, let's talk about sex.Visit Daniel Torday's website.
TORDAY: I knew you'd ask.
GROSS: So there's a couple of sex scenes in the book, but the sex scenes are in the memoir that's within the book. So you're not writing the sex scenes in your voice. You're writing them in the voice of a character. And in so it's kind of, like, doubly distanced. And I'm sure - not having ever written one myself, I'm sure writing sex scenes are kind of challenging.
GROSS: Especially, yeah, if you're somewhat inhibited or shy. One, is this first time you've written sex scenes? And, two, was it easier to do it with this double remove?
TORDAY: So I want to answer those two questions separately 'cause they're both really good, so the second question first.
GROSS: (Laughter) OK.
TORDAY: The spark of this book was almost ridiculous, which was that I had flown to Eastern Europe. And I was at - I went to London. And I had this cousin...[read on]