Check out the podcast featuring Theodore Weesner’s The True Detective at Book Fight:
We welcome special guest Stewart O’Nan, author of The Odds, Last Night at the Lobster, A Prayer for the Dying, and many, many more, to discuss a book he calls “a great American novel no one has read.” Theodore Weesner’s The True Detective tells the story of a child’s abduction from multiple perspectives: the family of the victim, the kidnapper, and the detective attempting to break the case. But this isn’t your run-of-the-mill procedural; instead the book seeks to mine the the complicated emotional terrain of its characters, exploring how they’re affected by this web of tragedy.
Car Thief deserves the attention it continues to get, and those of us who grew up in Flint get a bit of fun out of recognizing settings but that isn’t why we think it’s great. Who am I to say but i”d say The True Detective is his “best” book., partly due to deep research . We ain’t seen nothin’ yet, though, i’d bet, until March when the new one , a departer for Mr. Weesner, arrives.. I am eager to read it. And a memoir about his early Childhood.. and anthing he writes!!