DiscoverSongWriterJonathan Lethem + Tift Merritt
Jonathan Lethem + Tift Merritt

Jonathan Lethem + Tift Merritt

Update: 2021-09-21
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During a live online performance, bestselling author Jonathan Lethem reads from his recent “dystopian pastoral” novel, The Arrest, about a farming community dealing with the worldwide collapse of technology. Jonathan also speaks about his long history of writing lyrics for bands including They Might Be Giants and the Silos. Songwriter Tift Merritt shares a studio recording of a song called “Asylum in a Mad, Mad World” that she wrote in response to the story, but also reflecting the history of a former asylum in her hometown.

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