Suspend Your Disbelief

James Whorton, Jr.


James Whorton, Jr. is a former Mississippian and former Tennessean now living in Rochester, New York. He has published three novels–Approximately HeavenFrankland, and Angela Sloan–and his stories and essays have appeared in The Oxford AmericanThe Southern ReviewMississippi ReviewThe Washington Post, and Sewanee Review. He teaches at SUNY Brockport.


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How History Happens: A Conversation with Charles Lamar Phillips

“If the book strides beyond the noir conventions, as you suggest and certainly I hope, it does so especially to please a couple of ideal readers I had in mind as I wrote it, readers who loved language as much as they ever loved anything….” Charles Lamar Phillips talks with James Whorton, Jr. about his novel Estranged.