Infinite Gestation goes contemporary in this episode featuring John Darnielle’s debut novel, Wolf in White Van, nominated for the National Book Award in 2014. Though many know Darnielle as singer-songwriter and member of The Mountain Goats, he is making a well received foray into fiction. His first novel is in no way a vanity project and despite some flaws, stands as a fine specimen of a freshman novel.
His sophomore effort Universal Harvester was released in February of this year.
Show Notes & Links
- Wolf in White Van
- John Darnielle
- The Mountain Goats
- A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
- A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (podcast episode)
- Universal Harvester
- Weeds (TV Series)
- We Shall All Be Healed (2004 album)
- Game Systems Inc.
- Middle Earth Play-By-Mail (PBM)
- Briefcase/Suitcase in Pulp Fiction
- Larry Norman
- Paul McCartney Death Hoax (Paul is Dead)
- Marabou Stork Nightmares by Irving Welsh
- The Ice Storm by Rick Moody
- The Garden of the Forking Paths by Louise Borges
- Luca and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie