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Writer William Vollmann Brings History Alive through Fiction

Vollmann's latest book, "Fathers and Crows," is a historical novel that's part of his Seven Dreams Series. It's about "the spiritually charged wars of belief" between the Iriquois and French Jesuits in Canada from the 16th to 18th centuries. He's also written about Afghanistan and prostitution.

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Other segments from the episode on August 14, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 14, 1992: Interview with Tom Brokaw; Commentary on Caetano Veloso; Interview with William Vollman; Review of the film "Single White Female."

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