Dinner with Regina Porter, author of The Travelers

What a treat.  While in Albuquerque, I've had the opportunity to break bread with Regina Porter, author of The Travelers, one of the most highly anticipated books of the season--her debut novel.  What a delight. Her warmth and thoughtful, generous  conversation was such a treat in a culture that celebrates rapid fire platitudes.   The book is so beautifully written.  She hooked me with the opening paragraph:   

                                                     When the boy was Four, he asked his father why people needed to sleep. 

                                                     His father said "So God could unfuck all thethings people fuck up."