Episode 18: Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett
Imagine Me Gone is the story of a family trampled by mental illness. Moving across five alternating voices, it asks the big questions: Who and what are the ghosts that haunt us, and can they be exorcised? What is love's power, and what are its limits? For what do we deserve to be forgiven?
Adam Haslett talks about choosing to write fiction, not memoir, and what it means to write "twenty degrees" from autobiography. "[This] feels like the book I was meant to write," he tells us.
Guest readers Kate Kincaid and Alice Baumgartner, along with host Cyd Oppenheimer, talk about haunting, ghosts, and the "dark repetition."