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Episode Info: Matthew Salesses is a writer based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Matthew’s new novel, Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear, is darkly funny, unsettling in the best way, and wholly original, the story of a Korean American man struggling simply to exist as he feels himself literally disappearing. In our conversation, Matthew and I discussed his book, the trap of the first-person perspective, and what it means to take responsibility. Then in the second segment, we talked about the meaning of love. (Conversation recorded July 8, 2020.) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RadioPublic | Stitcher | Spotify | TuneIn | RSS Support: Support our Patreon | Review on Apple Podcasts | Review on Podchaser Share: Tweet this episode | Share to Facebook Connect: Newsletter | Email | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube Show Notes: Matthew Salesses Matthew Salesses - Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear Thank You Books - Author Event: Laura Van Den Berg in conversation with Matthew Salesses (August 20, 2020) Prairie Lights - Reading: Matthew Salesses and Lyz Lenz (August 27, 2020) Belmont Books - Virtual Event: Margot Lives and Matthew Salesses (September 16, 2020) Review Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear: Amazon | Goodreads Julio Cortázar Matthew Salesses - Love and Silence (Catapult column) Matthew Salesses - “What Does It Mean to Write Asian American Literature?” David Eng & Shinhee Han - “A Dialogue on Racial Melancholia” Han Kang - The Vegetarian Margot Livesey - The House on Fortune Street Olga Tokarczuk - Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead Byung-Chul Han - The Agony of Eros Kahlil Gibran - “On Marriage” Jacques Lacan Lyz Lenz - Belabored: A Vindication of the Rights of Pregnant Women Elisa Gabbert - The Unreality of Memory Margot Livesey - The Boy in the Field Transcript Episode Credits Editing/Mixing: Mike Sakasegawa Music: Podington Bear Transcription: Shea Aguinaldo ...
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