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With a new novel out, Chris Crutcher gets real

Dan Webster

Chris Crutcher is one of Spokane's more recognized writers. His latest novel, "Loser's Bracket," which was published today, is featured in Publishers Weekly.

While he talks about a range of issues, mostly involving his novels, Crutcher doesn't shy away from commenting about our current political situation.

"I have been very aware, since Trump’s election, that there’s toxicity in the air, and I can feel an emotional illness if I hear or read too much of what he is saying," Crutcher said. "If he weren’t so rich he could be someone I’ve met in my therapy work. His narcissism is so profound—in almost all cases it wouldn’t be treatable—and it has bled out into the culture. The current administration has taken us to a scary place, and I don’t know how we’ll get out."

Yet he does see hope.

"(D)uring the March 24 marches throughout the country, teens gave me hope and reinvigorated me with their statistics about all the new young voters we’ll have registering in the next few years," he said. "Watch out, Mr. Santorum and Paul Ryan. If you don’t see the train coming, you are going to get run over."

To read the entire interview, click here.

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