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First up, at 4:15, British writer and screenwriter, Amanda Coe joins us from England to talk about What they Do in the Dark, a debut novel brimming with pain, joy, and the occasional beauty of childhood" (WWN).
"Spoiled and emotionally neglected Gemma, who appears to have everything, and semi-feral Pauline, who has less than nothing, are two very different ten-year-old girls. In fact, the two classmates identify with opposite ends of the socially volatile Yorkshire spectrum in the 1970s. Gemma enjoys the pleasures of holidays in Spain and new seasonal outfits, while Pauline fights and steals, living in neglect and near-squalor, longing for the simple luxuries of Gemma's neatly folded socks and clean hair. Gemma, upset by her parent's breakup and the new man in her mother's life, begins losing herself in fantasies of meeting the child television star, Lallie. When Lallie shoots a movie in their hometown, Gemma and Pauline jump at the opportunity for their wildest dreams to come true: an escape from their own lives" (WWN).
So please join us tomorrow, Thursday, May 2nd at 4:15 for a transatlantic conversation with Amanda Coe.
Want to join the conversation? Call the air studio at 802.454.7762
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So please join us this week on WSR for another two interviews I believe you will enjoy. Want to join the conversation? Call the air-studio at 802.454.7762.