It’s summer and Jonesy himself is no where to be found. Off climbing mountains in Tibet, or, more likely, flushing top-secret documents down the toilet. So we’ll be re-airing an interview I did for Between the Covers, back in May 2020, the early days of the pandemic, with author Adam Levin. The occasion was the launch of Adam’s novel Bubblegum, from Doubleday. And the timing is perfect. Adam’s latest novel – Mount Chicago – was released this week, and I can’t wait to read it. Meanwhile, hope you enjoy listening while we cover bubblegum, speculative fiction, narrative voice, pet robots, cute aggression, and a world without the internet.
In the words of George Saunders: “Adam Levin is one of our wildest writers and our funniest, and Bubblegum is a dazzling accomplishment of wit and inventiveness – an irrepressible and insanely entertaining examination of our obsessive culture that doesn’t forget to be fond of that which it is satirizing. Levin’s keen and ornery mind, reveling in the world with vast energy, shows us new ways of loving it.”
Author photo courtesy of Renaud Monfourny