Denver author Nick Arvin sets his latest book Mad Boy during the war of 1812. The young protagonist is young Henry Phipps who is on a quest to realize his dying mother’s last wish: to be buried at sea, surrounded by her family.
Not an easy task considering Henry’s ne’er-do-well father is in debtor’s prison and his comically earnest older brother is busy fighting the red coats on the battlefields of Maryland.
Listen to more of our interview with Nick Arvin in the Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub podcast.Subscribe to our Radio Book Club Series on iTunes to get new editions and web-only content.
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The Radio Bookclub is a collaboration between KGNU and the Boulder Bookstore. Every month Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer at the Boulder Bookstore, selects a book to inspire listeners to read along together. The author will then join us in-studio for a discussion which we broadcast on the 4th Thursday of every month at 9am.