#1696: Jill McCorkle "Hieroglyphics" | The Book Show

January 19, 2021 00:27:34
#1696: Jill McCorkle "Hieroglyphics" | The Book Show
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#1696: Jill McCorkle "Hieroglyphics" | The Book Show
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This week, Jill McCorkle discusses her latest novel; Hieroglyphics, which reveals the difficulty of ever really knowing the intentions, dreams, and secrets of the people who raised you. In her deeply layered novel, McCorkle deconstructs and reconstructs what it means to be a father or a mother, and what it means to be a child piecing together the world around us. (more…)

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