Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bradford Morrow

From a Q & A with Bradford Morrow about his new novel, The Diviner’s Tale:

Describe your book in one sentence.

Cassandra Brooks, the first woman diviner in a long lineage of patriarchs who practiced the craft, comes upon a hanged girl in a lonely forest in upstate New York while dowsing water for a developer, and in doing so inadvertently opens up a Pandora’s box of past secrets that threaten her very existence.

Name one book you think everyone should read.

The Diviner’s Tale? No, well, William Gaddis’ The Recognitions meant everything to me when I first read it. There are hundreds, though, really, as you know.

What book are you embarrassed NOT to have read?

Still haven’t finished, to my abject shame...[read on]
--Marshal Zeringue