Episode 323 — Diane Cook

   
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Diane Cook is the guest. Her debut story collection, Man V. Nature, is available now from Harper Books.

Tea Obreht says

Man V. Nature is as close to experiencing a Picasso as literature can get: the worlds in Diane Cook’s impressive debut are bizarre, vertiginous, funny, pushed to the extreme-but just familiar enough in their nuances of the human condition to evoke an irresistible, around-the-corner reality.

And the Boston Globe says

Here’s a good rule: If Diane Cook wrote it, read it…Safety is tenuous, if not an illusion, in her thoughtful, unsettling, and darkly funny collection.

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