Ben Fountain: Rules of Special Measures

Ben Fountain: Rules of Special Measures

The Chronicles of Now - July 13, 2020 - 16:51

What if instead of dropping off our stereos, cocktail sets and coffee tables, all those sleek white vans that sneak through our streets took our possessions away? You might call them "Recovery Operations," imagines Ben Fountain, the award-winning author of Billy Flynn's Long Halftime Walk, and most recently, Beautiful Country Burn Again. In a time of national crisis, isn't giving up your 800-thread-count sheets in the name of shared sacrifice the least you can do?Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini. Hosted by Ashley C. Ford.

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Short fiction torn from today’s headlines. Each week, our favorite authors write an original story inspired by the news. Featuring Curtis Sittenfeld, Roxane Gay, Colum McCann, Carmen Maria Machado and more. Because in a world gone haywire, sometimes art is the only thing to make sense of it all. Hosted by Ashley C. Ford.