James Moran recently published his first novel Town and Train, a horror novel that was 20 years in the making. In this show, James discusses the inspiration for Town and Train and how the novel transformed over the years from his first version of it, written as a teenager, to his recent version. James and I discuss the role of homophobia and small town life in his novel, the notion of small towns maintaining the status quo, and the notion of home versus the desire to escape.
This is an interview by phone, so please excuse any of the distortions in the background.
You can listen to this episode of Speculating Canada on Trent Radio at the link below.
This audio file was originally broadcast on Trent Radio, and I would like to thank Trent Radio for their continued support. I would also like to thank Dwayne Collins for his consistent tech support and help with the intricacies of creating audio files.
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To discover more about the work of James K. Moran, visit his website at http://jameskmoran.blogspot.ca/ .