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
Gilt by Jamie Brenner
Blush by Jamie Brenner
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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