Roxana Robinson has built a big following writing about the American attitude of entitlement — to happiness, to love, to virgin lands. But it's all so fragile.
This time out, in a novel called "Cost," on the coast of Maine, generations of one family collide around dementia and addiction, heroin and age.
This hour, On Point: Shooting up and breaking down, with Roxana Robinson and "Cost."Guest:
Roxana Robinson, author of the new novel "Cost." She's written three previous novels, several collections of short stories, and the biography "Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life."
This program aired on June 25, 2008.