Ethan Canin Explores the Cost of Great Achievement in 'A Doubter's Almanac'

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 (Nina Subin)

A lonely boy discovers his genius for mathematics in the woods of Cheboygan, Michigan. Years later, his brilliance is world-renowned, but he develops a crippling addiction to alcohol. As his life unravels, his equally-gifted son starts down the same tortured road of substance abuse. Can this pattern be broken? Or is self-destruction the inevitable fate of great minds? Author Ethan Canin takes on the questions of genius, addiction and family in his new novel, "A Doubter's Almanac."

Guests:

Ethan Canin, author, "A Doubter's Almanac"

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