admin | Jul 30, 2012
Tana French is a wonderful Irish writer with a theatrical background. Her latest, Broken Harbor, will deeply resonate with American audiences. The victims are a family who bought a home at the peak of
the market in 2006 and are now hopelessly underwater. They did everything by the book, the way their church and civic leaders instructed, only to find their dreams shattered. In our chat, Tana talks about how she writes characters who are completely her opposite politically and emotionally, but justifies their actions in a completely believable manner. Although set in Ireland, this tragedy could have been played out in any number of American suburbs, and her insightful observations on the effects of the housing crisis on the psyche of its participants makes for compelling drama.
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