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This month Slate critics Jamelle Bouie, Hanna Rosin, and Katy Waldman discuss the award-winning post-apocalyptic novel Station Eleven. Does Emily St. John Mandel’s story of a world brought to the brink of collapse by a flu pandemic count as typical genre fiction? What’s the difference between an artist and a celebrity? And how does St. John Mandel play with our ideas about what’s provisional and what’s permanent in human life?
Next month the Audio Book Club will dig into Harper Lee’s new novel Go Set a Watchman. Read the book and stay tuned for our discussion in August!
Podcast produced by Abdul Rufus and Andy Bowers.