Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What is President Obama reading this summer?

Barack Obama has chosen Daniel Woodrell’s acclaimed slice of noir crime fiction The Bayou Trilogy, where “corruption festers, and double-dealing is a way of life”, for his holiday reading.

The beleaguered American president will be relaxing in Martha’s Vineyard with his family and an eclectic collection of books, from Woodrell’s tales of detective Rene Shade taking on “hit men, porn kings, a gang of ex-cons, and the ghosts of his own checkered past”, to Isabel Wilkerson’s charting of the migration of black citizens from America’s deep south, The Warmth of Other Sons.

Full story at psfk.

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