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Chris Kraus on her selection:
A friend recommended The Executioner’s Song to me when I started researching a book set on the Iron Range of northern Minnesota. Mailer wrote it in 1979 based on events that occurred in Utah between 1976-1977. The culture described in the book feels close to the world I observed on the Range a half century later … different drugs, different guns and vehicle models, but the values and mindset are remarkably similar. Mailer’s book could not be more prescient.
The Executioner’s Song, by Norman Mailer
Music: "Shift of Currents" by Blue Dot Sessions // CC BY-NC 2.0