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Monday, January 31, 2011

Wednesday, February 2 - Cleaning Nabokov's House

Wednesday night at 8 o’clock on KPFK 90.7 FM. My guest tonight is Leslie Daniels. Her debut novel (out soon) Cleaning Nabokov’s House is built on an enviable writerly plot involving a variety of wish fulfillment and introduces one of the most delightful characters --- smart, sexy, literate and vulnerable --- you will ever meet. How, the novel asks, does our heroine --- a thoughtful if overly so --- trusting American wife and mother lose her children, find a long-lost Nabokov manuscript (or not), make new friends in an unfriendly town set against her by her ex-husband, establish a house of prostitution catering to women (!) and triumph over provincialism and paternalism to cook a nice bowl of pasta and perhaps even find love? Leslie Daniels’ short fiction has appeared widely. She is the author of a one-act play, and was for many years fiction editor at Green Mountains Review. This is one smart, funny (laugh out loud and cerebral), sexy novel. For more on Leslie Daniels see Pre-order the novel now through your favorite indy bookstore. Listen live on the radio or online, anytime. Downloadable free for 90 days at the station website,

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