Book Talk

Premiere DateJun 28, 2014
00:00 Book Talk Intro – DJ Kory
03:05 “You Wish” – Nightmares On Wax
05:55 Interview with Harvey Araton 1
28:39 “Da Feelin” – Nightmares On Wax
32:54 Interview with Harvey Araton Part 2
50:15 “70s 80s” – Nightmares On Wax
55:38 Book Talk Outro – DJ Kory
57:32 “Argha Noah” – Nightmares On Wax

Harvey Araton – Cold Type

In times of change, American novelists return to old themes. In Cold Type—as in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman—a son and his father struggle to hold onto what they think is right. It’s mid-1990s; and “cold type” technology, a.k.a. computerized typesetting, wreaks havoc among workers in the newspaper industry. A fabulously wealthy Briton buys the New York City Trib and immediately refuses to negotiate with the truck drivers’ union. In solidarity, all the other blue-collar unions take to the streets. Jamie Kramer is a reporter for the Trib. His father is a hardcore shop steward (unusual for a Jew in Irish-dominated unions) from the old day of “hot type,” but who has become a typographer in a world he doesn’t understand. His father expects Jamie not to cross the picket line. It would be an act of supreme disrespect. But that’s not so easy for Jamie. His marriage has fallen apart, he desperately needs his paycheck for child support, and he needs to make his own life outside the shadow of his father.

Nightmares On Wax Upcoming Shows:
July 1 – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI
July 3 – Concorde Music Hall – Chicago, IL
July 4 – The Parish – Austin, TX
July 5 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
July 6 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
July 9 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
July 10 – Paradise – Boston, MA
July 11-13 – Hudson Project – Saugerties, NY
July 12 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
July 13 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC

Kory French is the Founder and Principal of Emily Consulting, a consulting company that leads start-up and early-stage companies in everything from concept development to strategic planning to scaling and exit…