Posted on 01/24/2019 at 06:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Researching a novel can take on many different forms.
There’s the staid image of paging through nonfiction books at a library, learning about professions not your own or eras you never lived in.
And then there’s flying to Israel to see the real-life world of surreptitiously raising pigs.
Holy Lands is the story of an aging cardiologist who physically leaves New York and metaphorically leaves his sick ex-wife and openly gay son to raise pigs in Israel.
Sthers talked to Weekend Edition’s Scott Simon about her unusual protagonist; you can listen below or read a transcript on NPR’s website.
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