Mary Gordon’s latest novel centers on a family crisis – a woman learns her college-age daughter is carrying out a hunger strike in Dublin. The author discusses the novel’s themes – from politics in the 60s and today, to religion, parenthood, and more.

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  • Mary Gordon professor at Barnard College. Her other books include the novels "Spending" and "Final Payments," the memoir "Shadow Man," and a biography of St. Joan of Arc.

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