This week’s guest is Jim Harrison. We discuss
his new novel RETURNING
This is what Will Blythe had to say about the
novel on the cover of last week’s New York Time’s Book Review:
As a rough rule, it seems that writers fall into two camps. There
are those who delight in rousting the truth from its concealment
amid pieties and convention. If they must strip-mine the world to
expose its hypocrisy, they will do so, even if they leave a
landscape barren of hope.
Then there are those writers prefer to
remythologize life on earth, finding it rich with strange
congruences and possibilities. Jim Harrison is a writer of the
second type, and RETURNING TO EARTH is his extraordinary valediction
to mourning. It sharpens one’s appetite for life even at its
This is Mr. Harrison’s second
appearance on the show. Enjoy!