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In ‘My Absolute Darling,’ teen must survive her own father

Clip: 09/27/2017 | 5m 51s

Author Gabriel Tallent says he set out to tell the story of a young woman's fight for her own soul when the odds are "murderously against her." In "My Absolute Darling," a 14-year-old girl knows survival in the wild, but little of social interactions, and lives with a charming but abusive father. Tallent sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss his much-acclaimed debut novel.

Aired: 09/27/17

Rating: NR

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