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A First-Time Novelist's Take on Crime and Complicity

Susan Brownmiller's book is based on the murder case of Lisa Steinberger, a six-year-old victim of child abuse. The trial is still ongoing. Book critic John Leonard says Waverly Place weaves through New York's Greenwich Village in ways reminiscent of Balzac and Celine.


Other segments from the episode on January 17, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 17, 1989: Interview with Frank Zappa; Commentary on pub rock; Interview with David Ireland; Review of Susan Brownmiller's novel "Waverly Place."


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