On today's BTC, we talk with John Vercher, author of the novel After the Lights Go Out from Soho Press. The book tells the tragic and suspenseful story of an MMA fighter trying to stay on the circuit, as the brain damage he's suffered takes its toll.
John is a contributing writer for WBUR Boston’s Cognoscenti, and NPR features his essays on race, identity, and parenting. His debut novel, Three-Fifths, was named one of the best books of the year by the Chicago Tribune, CrimeReads, and Booklist. It was nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, and Strand Magazine Critics’ Awards for Best First Novel.