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Lisa Glatt talks catharsis, nudism and her new novel, 'The Nakeds'

Lisa Glatt talks catharsis, nudism and her new novel, 'The Nakeds'

In Lisa Glatt's new novel, "The Nakeds" (Regan Arts: 288 pp., $24.95), first-grader Hannah Teller is hit by a car one morning in 1970 in a Southern California beach town. The teenage drunk driver, Martin, flees the scene. As a result of her injuries, Hannah spends the rest of her childhood in a leg cast. Martin keeps running, but he's emotionally immobilized by guilt. They may be the only two people in the 1970s who can't throw off their constraints: Everybody around them is frantically breaking traditions. Hannah's Jewish dentist father converts to Christianity and starts surfing; Hannah's mother and stepfather become nudists (or "nakeds," as...

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