Justin Torres’s “Blackouts”

By LARB Radio HourNovember 3, 2023

Justin Torres’s “Blackouts”
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Medaya Ocher and Eric Newman speak with author Justin Torres about his latest novel, Blackouts. As they discuss the novel’s layered revelation of both the characters’ lives and the real queer history into which they are imaginatively woven, the conversation explores queerness as a literary identity, history as a particular site of queer desire, and how we tell the stories that make us intelligible to ourselves and others.

Also, Anna Biller, author of Bluebeard’s Castle, returns to recommend Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys.

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