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M.T. Anderson's New YA Book, 'Landscape With Invisible Hand,' Is Full Of Cultural Satire12:00Download

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National Book Award-winning author M.T. Anderson's new book is "Landscape With Invisible Hand." (Courtesy Candlewick Press)
Landscape With Invisible Hand (Courtesy Candlewick Press)
Landscape With Invisible Hand (Courtesy Candlewick Press)

Young-adult writer M.T. Anderson has made a career of writing satirical science fiction as well as historical fiction on topics such as the American Revolutionary War and the Siege of Leningrad.

But he's going beyond the confines of Earth in his new book, "Landscape With Invisible Hand." It's set in a near-future Earth colonized by an alien race called the "vuvv" that resemble "granite coffee tables."

"Landscape With Invisible Hand" encapsulates '50s doo-wap culture, alien colonization, gastrointestinal illness, artistic vision and finding yourself during economic collapse.

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M.T. Anderson, Cambridge-based National Book Award-winning author, most recently of "Landscape With Invisible Hand." He tweets @_MTAnderson

This segment aired on November 13, 2017.

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