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Dante's Indiana

A book by Randy Boyagoda.

Randy Boyagoda

Middle-aged, married, but living on his own, Prin has lost his way. Desperate for money and purpose, he moves to small-town Indiana to work for an evangelical millionaire who's building a theme park inspired by Dante's Inferno. He quickly becomes involved in the difficult lives of his co-workers and in the wider struggles of their opioid-ravaged community while trying to reconcile with his distant wife and distant God. Both projects spin out of control, and when a Black teenager is killed, creationists, politicians and protesters alike descend. In the midst of this American chaos, Prin risks everything to help the lost and angry souls around him while searching for his own way home.

Following Original Prin, a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice and Globe and Mail Best Book, Dante's Indiana is affecting and strange, intimate and big-hearted—an extraordinary journey through the darkly divine comedies of our time. (From Biblioasis)

Randy Boyagoda is the author of six books, including Governor of the Northern Province, Beggar's Feast and Original Prin. He has been nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Dublin Literary Award. Boyagoda is a columnist on CBC Radio's The Next Chapter and an English professor at the University of Toronto.

Interviews with Randy Boyagoda

Randy Boyagoda, TNC Columnist and author of Dante's Indiana, takes The Next Chapter's Proust questionnaire. 6:33

 

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