Novelist Peter Straub reads from the work of the late Donald Harington, an Arkansas-born novelist best known for his many novels that take place in a fictional Ozark hamlet known as Stay More, AR. This reading was recorded in lo-tech fashion in Manhattan in the fall of 2009, only about a month before Harington passed away at the age of 73. Peter is a great admirer of Harington’s work, one of many who think Harington's readership is not nearly what it should be. In an oft-used quote, the author Fred Chappell says of Harington, “[He’s] not an under-appreciated writer, he’s an undiscovered continent.” When Dossier asked Peter if he’d be interested in doing a recorded reading for a website project we call The Dossier Readings, in which writers are asked to read favorite passages from favorite works, he came to us with a pretty serious stack of books, ultimately settling on an excerpt from Harington’s 1972 novel, Some Other Place. The Right Place (Toby Press). Hope you enjoy.

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