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Eric and Daya are joined by acclaimed author Helen Oyeyemi, whose latest novel is Peaces. The plot involves two young lovers, Otto and Xavier Shin, who board an unusual train to celebrate their unofficial honeymoon. Accompanied by their pet mongoose, the two begin to explore the cars and meet the three other passengers on board. The book can be described as a madcap existential mystery at the center of which are questions about how we see others and what it means to be seen or not seen.
In addition, Rachel Kushner returns to recommend Chuck Berry’s The Autobiography. And there’s also special bonus gushing over the recently completed season of Drag Race.