Patrick Holloway

Laughing and Turning Away | Patrick Holloway | Literary Roadhouse Ep 116

Discussion Notes: Laughing and Turning Away

Find this week’s story here: Laughing and Turning Away by Patrick Holloway

Next week’s story: Marry the Sea by Marie-Helene Bertino

Rated: Clean

The Literary Roadhouse hosts, sans Maya, discuss the second place winner of Carve Magazine’s Fall 2017 Raymond Carver Contest, “Laughing and Turning Away” by Patrick Holloway. Gerald loved the story, while Rammy led the podcast with the feint praise ‘competently written.’ Anais grappled with the parts of the story she didn’t like, while highlighting commentary on Brazilian and machismo culture that she found insightful. The hosts discuss whether or not the difference between the protagonist and the author led to the distance between the reader and protagonist as well.

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