381: Madison Smartt Bell

Since he achieved widespread acclaim for his trilogy of novels about Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution, his admiring readers have sent him all sorts of gifts—artwork, a meteorite. But has anyone sent him pie, and did he eat it? “I’m not recalling anything right now; I would have eaten it, though.”  The weirdly intimate connection between reader and writer.

Thing: this meteorite
Place: Washington Square
Person: Alex Roshuk
Randy’s Place: Trinity Churchyard uptown

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