Charles Baxter, author of The Sun Collective, in conversation with CJ Hribal - a virtual Boswell event
Charles Baxter, author of THE SUN COLLECTIVE, talks to CJ Hribal of Marquette University about his latest novel, a vision of modern American society and the specters of the consumerism, fanaticism, and fear that haunt it. Baxter, who teaches at University of Minnesota and the Warren Wilson MFA program for writers, is also the author of The Shadow Thief, Saul and Patsy, and The Feast of Love, shortlisted for the National Book Award.
Once a promising actor, Tim Brettigan has gone missing. His father thinks he may have seen him among some homeless people. And though she knows he left on purpose, his mother has been searching for him all over the city. She checks the usual places—churches, storefronts, benches—and stumbles upon a local community group with lofty goals and an enigmatic leader who will alter all of their lives. Christina, a young woman rapidly becoming addicted to a boutique drug that gives her a feeling of blessedness, is inexplicably drawn to the same collective by a man who’s convinced he may start a revolution. As the lives of these four characters intertwine, a story of guilt, anxiety, and feverish hope unfolds in the city of Minneapolis.
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