Emily Temple on Trippy Fiction and Summer Camps as Cults
This Week on the So Many Damn Books Podcast
We’ve one last guest for the year and it’s our boss, kind of! It’s Emily Temple, Managing Editor of Literary Hub and the author of The Lightness! She levitates over to the Zoom Damn Library where she talks about parentheticals, summer camps as cults (or vice versa), and writing a head trip—only to then bring us Kobo Abe’s strange classic, The Woman in the Dunes, which is a fitting read for these never-ending quarantimes.
What’d you buy?
Drew: Oh Reader // The Memory Theater by Karin Tidbeck
Christopher: The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher // Four Lost Cities by Annalee Newitz
Emily: When the Women Come Out to Dance by Elmore Leonard // the Stendig Calendar
This Episode’s Recommendations:
Drew: Eat a Peach by David Chang
Emily: Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi // Luster by Raven Leilani // Look at Me by Anita Brookner
Christopher: “Chill Christmas Beats” playlist on Spotify // Secret Santa by Andrew Shaffer
This week’s themed cocktail:
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