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Interabang Author Chats: Vanessa Veselka

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Lori sat down with author Vanessa Veselka to discuss her sophomore novel, THE GREAT OFFSHORE GROUNDS. Vanessa shared how some of her real life experiences, like being a taxi driver and spending a month aboard a tall ship, informed the novel. Metaphorical and literal life journeys are a theme of the novel, and the book draws inspiration from Homer’s Odyssey. The two also discuss the challenges of political activism in life and art. Oh, and whales (via Moby Dick, the Essex whaling ship, and breeding grounds)!

Use the links below to purchase THE GREAT OFFSHORE GROUNDS as well as her debut novel ZAZEN.

The Great Offshore Grounds: A novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525658078
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - August 25th, 2020

Zazen Cover Image
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9781935869054
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Red Lemonade - May 22nd, 2011