Episode 163 — Owen King


Owen King is the guest. His new novel, Double Feature, is now available from Scribner.  (Photo credit: Michael York | AP Photo.)

Karen Russell raves

What a kinetic, joyful, gonzo ride—Double Feature made me laugh so loudly on a plane that I had to describe the plot of Sam’s Spruce Moose of a debut film (it stars a satyr) to my seatmate by way of explanation. Booth and Sam are an unforgettable Oedipal duo. A book that delivers walloping pleasures to its lucky readers.

And Larry McMurtry says

Double Feature is a beautiful, wrenching beginning, and Owen King is a young writer of immense promise.

Monologue topics: listener feedback, overdoing gender politics, Bad Sex in Fiction Award.