Anthony Marra was schooled at the Iowa Writer's Workshop and is a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. After reading his book, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, I appreciate even more what these fine institutions can do for a writer. However, just as performance enhancing drugs can make a good bike rider in to a great rider, no amount of schooling could have made Anthony Marra the writer he is today if his level of talent hadn't started out at a very high place. His words make you weep and howl at the injustice of life, and cry at the simple pleasures. Did you find yourself holding your breath, hoping you were wrong about where life was taking these characters? If you've finished the book, has it left you yet? How many people have you told they MUST read this book?
I am so proud that Mr. Marra will be visiting CapRadio Reads on Monday, August 12. Please, sign up now and join us.
As always, thank you for reading.