Author Playlists

Idra Novey’s Playlist for Her Novel “Take What You Need”

“The novel is about an off-the-grid metal artist who welds sculptures out of the discards of this often-disregarded region. It is also a novel about stepmothers and daughters, and about cultural estrangement, the painful divides between where I live now, in New York, and where I return often to visit my family in rural Pennsylvania.”