Isadora flees Paris, traveling across a Europe that is itself imploding. Then tragedy strikes when her two young children drown in the Seine. The book focuses on two years in the life of Isadora Duncan, the legendary American modern dance pioneer. Also, author Jess Arndt returns to recommend a novella, The Last Wolf, by Hungarian author László Krasznahorkai. LARB Radio Hour: Amelia Gray on Her New Novel “Isadora”; Plus “The Last Wolf” by László Krasznahoraki
By LARB AV – June 15, 2017
Los Angeles author Amelia Gray joins Kate, Medaya, and Eric to discuss her new novel Isadora. It begins when Isadora is the toast of Paris (her adopted hometown) in 1913, the year before the outbreak of World War I. Author Amelia Gray talks about her approach to historical fiction, what attracted her to Isadora Duncan, and how we try to cope with soul shattering grief.