AOT #289: Alexi Zentner Podcasts Touch
Alexi Zentner is the winner of the 2008 Narrative Prize and 2008 O. Henry Prize, and his fiction has been featured in The Atlantic and Tin House. Zentner reads from and discusses his debut novel Touch. In Sawgamet, a north woods boomtown gone bust, the cold of winter breaks the glass of the schoolhouse thermometer and the dangers of working in the cuts are overshadowed by the mysteries and magic lurking in the woods. Touch introduces readers to a world where monsters and witches oppose singing dogs and golden caribou, and where the living and the dead part and meet again in the crippling beauty of winter and the surreal haze of summer.