For this week’s book-cast we are joined by Natasha Randall to share her brilliant debut novel ‘Love Orange’. In this chat we discuss her upbringing in both the UK and the USA, the trappings of the domestic prison that is the ‘nuclear family’ structure, modern day technology and the ‘American Dream’. Much like the broad range of themes in Love Orange, this is a chat that goes EVERYWHERE and you’ll be captivated from start to finish. Enjoy!
What people are saying about Love Orange:
“Imagine Richard Yates becoming fascinated by Donald Antrim before writing Revolutionary Road and you’ll have some idea of Love Orange. At turns funny, discomfiting, and darkly harrowing, Randall’s debut is real life inscribed upon the page. The classic American family of countless TV dramas and comedies is here fractured against the hard fulcrum of the current age. One of the most satisfying novels you will read this year. This book rules.”
– Christian Kiefer, author of PHANTOMS, editor at The Paris Review
‘In Love Orange we see the American nuclear family in meltdown, a phenomenon Natasha Randall describes with wisdom, wit, and a lot of heart. I enjoyed every minute of it’
– Chris Power, author of Mothers and Guardian Books writer.
“As an acclaimed translator of Russian novels, Natasha Randall has a fine-tuned sense of the absurd, and a wonderfully original way of seeing the world. A stunningly accurate portrayal of American society, shining with vivid dialogue and observation.”
– Chloe Aridjis, author of Sea Monsters, winner of the Pen Faulkner Prize