Revisiting the Post-War Moment: Diane DeSanders on Writing “Hap and Hazard and the End of the World”

Diane DeSanders‘s first novel, Hap and Hazard and the End of the World, was thirty years in the making. It examines the stresses in a marriage in the years after the Second World War, viewed through the perspective of the couple’s three children–and in doing so takes a revelatory approach to questions of familial discord and coming of age. Robert Lopez talked with her about the book’s origins, DeSanders’s use of place and time in the novel, and more.

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