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Author Madison Smartt Bell on Altered Consciousness

Bell's new novel, "Doctor Sleep," follows a hypnotist and part-time criminologist through three days and nights as he deals with his domestic life and with tracking down a serial killer. Bell is interested in the altered states of mind that come from hypnotism, insomnia, and stress.

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Other segments from the episode on January 11, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 11, 1991: Interview with Artem Borovik; Commentary on the music of 1981; Interview with Madison Smartt Bell; Review of John LeCarre's novel "The Secret Pilgrim."

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