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The author Craig Davidson discusses his new novel, Cataract City (Doubleday, 2013), with Joseph Planta.

Cataract City by Craig Davidson (Doubleday, 2013).

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

The writer Craig Davidson joins me now. He’s got a new novel out Cataract City. In the book two unlikely childhood friends are brought together by a horrific experience from their youth, and who live lives on either side of the law. Owen becomes a cop, and when we first meet Duncan, he’s just been released from prison. The book’s themes include friendship, and the struggle to overcome one’s past in the city they grew up in. I’ll get Mr. Davidson to tell us about Cataract City, the book and the setting for the said book. We’ll also talk about his career as a writer, which is to say has been eventful and certainly fascinating. His 2005 short story collection, Rust and Bone garnered much attention and plaudits from critics and fellow writers. The title story was adapted for a movie last year starring Marion Cotillard. In 2006, he published his first novel, The Fighter. It got good notices, but it wasn’t a bestseller despite much press at the time of its release. Cataract City has already gotten good notices and has just been published by Doubleday. www.craigdavidson.net is the website for more. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, in Toronto today, Craig Davidson; Mr. Davidson, good morning.