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Stuck In Alaska, Novelist Channels Truman Capote

Posted on February 07 2009

Author Rodes Fishburne, whose new novel Going to See the Elephant (Delacorte Press, 304 pages) tells the story of a young reporter who gathers brilliant story ideas from a mysterious radio, got his inspiration for the book while stuck in a fly fishing tent camp in Alaska. “Alone with a Sony Walkman that picked up only one station, Fishburne began to fall asleep one night. ‘My head touches the side of this aluminum skeleton of the tent, and the headphones do, too, and that turned the tent into a giant radio antenna. I got stations from Russia, South America, Miami, New York and Chicago.'” Ben Fong-Torres in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Going to See the Elephant on Amazon.

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