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The novelist and journalist Jim Lynch discusses his new novel, Border Songs (Knopf, 2009), with Joseph Planta.

Border Songs by Jim Lynch. (Knopf, 2009)

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.

Jim Lynch is the author of a new novel, Border Songs; it’s described as ‘a big-hearted satirical portrait of a time and place that is also an extraordinary love story and a celebration of the coincidental and the miraculous.’ Brandon Vanderkoop is the book’s main character. He’s a tall, unlikely law enforcement officer, what with his unusual solitary disposition. But he’s good at thwarting marijuana traffickers that traverse the Canada-US border. Jim Lynch’s first novel, The Highest Tide was a international bestseller and prizewinner. He is a former journalist, and he lives in Olympia, Washington. The book is published by Knopf. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Jim Lynch; Good morning, Mr. Lynch.