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Giving “James” a Voice: Percival Everett on His Reimagining of Huck Finn

Season 2024 Episode 6205 | 17m 35s

The work of Percival Everett landed in the spotlight when his novel "Erasure" was adapted into the film "American Fiction." Hard on the heels of its success, Everett is back with a new book. "James,” is a reimagining of "Huckleberry Finn," putting Jim, Huck’s enslaved sidekick, front and center. Everett joins the show to discuss how he gave the iconic character a powerful new voice.

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