Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Spotted: The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

Where: D.C. metro, Red line
Who was reading: A young woman in an overcoat and a teal scarf.
Did she look kind of like Kaki King , the virtuoso guitarist? A little bit! How did you know?
Lucky guess. Tell me about the book: So apparently it's the story of a dude just sort of tumbling around North America in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s, just kind of going wherever the wind takes him. Tumble tumble.
It's actually more complicated than that: Okay, okay. Frida Kahlo and Leon Trotsky are involved somehow.
Could Trotsky look any more like an affected undergraduate in this picture? Ha ha! In Defense of Marxism? More like In Defense of Being a Tool.

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