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Writer Randall Kenan.

Novelist Randall Kenan. He was raised in the rural, North Carolina, a part of the country in which he says "it's hard to distinguish between the myths and reality." His new book, "Let the Dead Bury Their Dead," is a collection of stories, about a five-year old who can hear the dead speak, an Asian man who falls from the sky and encounters mindless violence and racism, and a conventional widow who copes with the revelation that her grandson is a homosexual, and others. Kenan has also written a novel, "A Visitation of Spirits." (His latest book is published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)


Other segments from the episode on June 1, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 1, 1992: Interview with Glenda Lockwood; Interview with Randall Kenan; Review of the Beastie Boys' album "Check Your Head."


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