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David Shields, author of The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead, and John Gray, author of The Immortalization Commission: The Strange Quest to Cheat Death, sit down in the Penguin offices for a long conversation about mortality; David Vann talks about the deaths that animate his books Legend of a Suicide and Caribou Island; and Paul Murray reads a section of his epic, comic, tragic, brilliant novel Skippy Dies in which (spoiler alert!) Skippy dies.
Yes, for this episode of the podcast we're thinking about death. We hope you enjoy it.