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Marginalia

Marginalia: Karen Tucker On 'Bewilderness'

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Jared Lipo
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Karen Tucker, author of 'Bewilderness'

Karen Tucker’s novel, Bewilderness, is a powerful read. Set in rural North Carolina, the book explores drug addiction through the story of Irene and her friend Lucille, or Luce.

Irene leads the reader through their world: through her present, through her memories, and even through her Reddit conversations. The book isn’t so much a wild ride as it is a consciousness-inducing downward spiral.

I recently spoke with Karen Tucker about the book and her journey to write it. Here’s our conversation.

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Bewilderness by Karen Tucker was published by Catapult.

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