Dennis Lehane in BookPage

The problem with catching literary lightning as Dennis Lehane did with Mystic River is, how do you follow it? Now that he has done so, and even surpassed himself, with his deeply moving historical novel The Given Day, the problem falls to readers to find something–anything–that doesn’t pale in comparison once they’ve closed the covers on this 720-page masterpiece. Quite simply, The Given Day is about as close to the great American novel as we’re likely to read until…well, until Lehane writes another.

So begins Jay MacDonald’s interview with Dennis Lehane in this month’s BookPage. Click here to read the rest.


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