To listen to the Slate Audio Book Club discussion of Joseph O'Neill's Netherland, click the arrow on the player below.
This month, Stephen Metcalf, Meghan O'Rourke, and Katie Roiphe discuss Joseph O'Neill's Netherland, which New York Times reviewer Dwight Garner described as "the wittiest, angriest, most exacting and most desolate work of fiction we've yet had about life in New York and London after the World Trade Center fell." The discussion lasts around 45 minutes.
If you'd like to get an early start on the next book-club selection, we've chosen Evelyn Waugh's classic novel of friendship and family Brideshead Revisited. We'll post that discussion in August.
You can also listen to any of our previous club meetings by clicking on the links below *:
Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
Beautiful Children, by Charles Bock
All the King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren
Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert
Tree of Smoke, by Denis Johnson
The Audacity of Hope, by Barack Obama
The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton
Independence Day, by Richard Ford
The Emperor's Children, by Claire Messud
The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan
Beloved, by Toni Morrison
Everyman, by Philip Roth
Saturday, by Ian McEwan
The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion
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