For today, links to three interviews with the venerable Joe Meno, whose novel The Great Perhaps is newly available:
The Millions, in which the novel’s structure, symbolism, and relationship to the political landscape of 2004 are discussed.
What To Wear During an Orange Alert?, in which Chicago, research, and the assembly of the novel are discussed.
Hobart, in which Meno’s recent work and working methods are discussed.
Also: via Meno’s website comes word that a (short?) film adaptation of his novel Tender as Hellfire — with a cast that includes the generally excellent John Hawkes — is currently playing festivals.
Highly recommended: the new issue of Cometbus, The Loneliness of the Electric Menorah, which tells the history of the last forty years of Berkeley via accounts of a number of independent businesses on Telegraph Avenue.
Promotional efforts are underway for Joe Meno’s next book, the novel The Great Perhaps: up now is a clip of him discussing the novel.
And while we’re talking matters Chicagoan: Jessica Hopper invokes Euphone.