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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tonight: Jonathan Lethem on KQED

Posted By on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 4:11 PM

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Over Christmas I finished what became my favorite novel of 2009: Chronic City. It's writer Jonathan Lethem's latest book, and it's about, among other characters, an out of work TV actor engaged to an astronaut trapped in space, an ex-rock critic crippled by paranoid fantasies, an anarchist-turned mayoral aide, and a giant tiger terrorizing Manhattan. Chronic City is one of those books that looses you less in action and more in the inner thoughts of its wacky actors (television and otherwise).

Lethem was in San Francisco last year discussing the book for City Arts & Lectures, and tonight that interview is being broadcast on KQED  (88.5) at 8 p.m. as part of its nightly City Arts & Lectures radio series.

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