The Other Connecticut: The Southeastern Region
The southeastern part of our state conjures images of casinos, submarines, and a blue-collar vibe that's just a little different from the rest of the state's image of leafy suburbs, clapboard homes, and town greens that show off Connecticut's colonial past.
The southeastern corner has its own allure, challenging writers and artists mystified by this place that time left alone. It's quirky, a little unruly, and special in ways we can't fully define. Wally Lamb describes it as "more feisty than fashionable, more liverwurst than pate."
We talk to three writers, including Wally Lamb, who have tried to capture the essence of this unique region of Connecticut.
- Wally Lamb - The author of I Know This Much is True, She's Come Undone, We Are Water, and I'll Take You There
- John-Manuel Andriote - A reporter and the author of Victory Deferred, Wilhelmina Goes Wandering, and Tough Love: A Washington Reporter Finds Resilience, Ruin, and Zombies in his ‘Other Connecticut' Hometown
- Stephen Dobyns - Poet of 13 volumes including Winter's Journey and Velocities and the author of Is Fat Bob Dead Yet?
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired October 29, 2015.