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Double Header: Tess Gunty and Jamie Brenner


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. 

Books mentioned:

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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Renee Powers founded Feminist Book Club in 2018 to provide a space for intersectional feminists to learn, grow, and connect. When not reading or running the biz, you can find her drinking coffee and trying unsuccessfully to teach her retired racing greyhound how to fetch. Favorite genres: memoir, contemporary literary fiction, short stories

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