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Faulkner's Successor Skirts the Line Between Fiction and Memoir

Book critic John Leonard says Barry Hannah's southern, hard-drinking life echoes that of William Faulkner. Hannah's novel Boomerang also evokes the author's sometimes scary, creeping spirit.

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Other segments from the episode on June 13, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 13, 1989: Interview with Russell Baker; Commentary on the 1960s blues revival; Interview with Danny Elfman; Review of Barry Hannah's novel "Boomerang."

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