Rumaan Alam's new novel
That Kind of Mother
is a story about the making of a
family in the wake of a loss, one that that upends comfortable
ideas about our responsibility to each other, and raises issues
about race and class in America that couldn't be more timely.
The author joins Miwa Messer on this episode to talk about how
writing the story of an uneasily blended family is a way of writing
about nothing less than America.