The Diane Rehm Show: Elizabeth Strout: "The Burgess Boys: A Novel"

Main Street, Port Hope, Maine. Image used under Creative Commons from Flickr user Kiril Strax

Main Street, Port Hope, Maine.
Image used under Creative Commons from Flickr user Kiril Strax

There's an incident that occurs that's based on something that really happened.… It was very interesting to me, because as a citizen, I mean, it's a reprehensible act, and I was very interested in what do we do as a society about that? What laws do we use, or what services do we use, you know, how does society respond to let people know this is not going to be tolerated.

—Elizabeth Strout

Elizabeth Strout: "The Burgess Boys: A Novel"
Interview by Diane Rehm
The Diane Rehm Show
April 1, 2013