Today’s unemployment rate is down sharply from the height of the Great Recession. But more than a fifth of American men had no paid employment last year, and seven million of them have stopped looking altogether. Why men are leaving the workforce – and how to bring them back.
Author Simon Van Booy joins Diane to discuss his latest novel, “The Illusion of Separateness.” Inspired by true events, it tells the stories of different people in various places and times, linked together in unexpected ways.
- Simon Van Booy author of two novels and two collections of short stories, including "The Secret Lives of People in Love" and "Love Begins in Winter," which won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award.
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Excerpted from “The Illusion Of Separateness” by Simon Van Booy. Copyright © 2013. Excerpted by permission of Harper. All rights reserved.
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