"A novel or a story should be a microcosm of the era in which we live." Filmed in 2011 on his Montana ranch, best-selling author James Lee Burke opens up on how his contemplation of the misuse of power in America has inspired him to write more than thirty novels. A profile of Burke and his latest book, Wayfaring Stranger, appears in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
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