Los Angeles author Amelia Gray joins Kate, Medaya, and Eric to discuss her new novel Isadora. The book focuses on two years in the life of Isadora Duncan, the legendary American modern dance pioneer. It begins when Isadora is the toast of Paris (her adopted hometown) in 1913, the year before the outbreak of World War I. Then tragedy strikes when her two young children drown in the Seine. Isadora flees Paris, traveling across a Europe that is itself imploding. Author Amelia Gray talks about her approach to historical fiction, what attracted her to Isadora Duncan, and how we try to cope with soul shattering grief. Also, author Jess Arndt returns to recommend a novella, The Last Wolf, by Hungarian author László Krasznahorkai.
LARB Radio Hour: Amelia Gray on Her New Novel “Isadora”; Plus “The Last Wolf” by László Krasznahorkai
By LARB AV - June 15, 2017