KCRW Features 'Truly Like Lightning'

Hosted by Michael Silverblatt on February 18, 2021

David Duchovny speaks about his new novel, “Truly Like Lightning,” and its plot that matters. In this episodic novel you can’t predict what will happen next to Bronson Powers, who inherits Joshua Tree property by converting to Mormonism. Readers will explore the depths of the original beliefs of Joseph Smith and the Latter-day Saints, and desert life with three wives and ten children. Duchovny says he wrote about the deepest questions he could ask himself. Emerson, Whitman, and Hawthorne were his writerly guides, and his biggest influence was his teacher Harold Bloom, and Bloom’s book “The American Religion.”

 

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