This episode features an interview I had recently with Benjamin Rybeck. His book, The Sadness, focuses on two central characters, twin brother and sister, Max and Kelly.
Max is a failed filmmaker and obsessive film fan; and Kelly, well, she’s a failed adult, obsessively looking for her long-deserted father. With layer upon beautiful layer stylized storytelling, Rybeck has penned a rich, smart, impressive novel about the burdens of family, the nuances of filmmaking, and the disappointments of life. Although Rybeck describes in more simple terms...
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The Sadness by Benjamin Rybeck was published by Unnamed Press.
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