The July selection for the Radio Bookclub is Asylum by local author Nina Shope. The book delves into the disturbing and seductive relationship between a young hysteric named Augustine and renowned nineteenth-century French neurologist J.M. Charcot. As Charcot risks his career to investigate the controversial disease of hysteria, Augustine struggles to make him acknowledge their interdependence and shared desires—until a new lover, M., drives them all to the brink of fracture.
This interview aired on KGNU at 9am on Thursday, July 28. Listen to more of our conversation with Nina Shope in the podcast-only edition Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub in which Nina is joined by Michelle Dotter, editor, and publisher at Dzanc Books who published Asylum.
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 for a discussion that airs the fourth Thursday of every month at 9am.