In this double header, Renee discusses “dying” post-industrial rust belt cities with Tess Gunty, author of The Rabbit Hutch. Tess and Renee share a hometown, so they chat about the misconceptions of these towns and how Tess depicted a similar setting in her debut novel. Then Ashley chats with Jamie Brenner, who just released Gilt (read Ashley’s first interview with Jamie here!). Jamie and Ashley share a love of jewelry, the topic of this dazzling novel, but they also discuss being unapologetic, writing empowered young women, and some favorite characters of the book.
The Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty
Luster by Raven Leilani (podcast interview with Raven Leilani)
The Collected Works of Clarice Lispector
Gilt by Jamie Brenner
Blush by Jamie Brenner
Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World by Aja Raden
Diving for Starfish: The Jeweler, the Actress, the Heiress, and One of the World’s Most Alluring Pieces of Jewelry by Cherie Burns
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This episode was edited and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.
Original music by @iam.onyxrose
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