Gabriel Roth reads from The Unknowns with Kristopher Jansma, author of The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards
By Ian MacAllen
Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 | 3,764 views
The Center for Fiction brought Gabriel Roth and Kristopher Jansma together for a discussion of coming of age stories. Both Jansma’s The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards and Roth’s The Unknowns feature protagonists in their twenties coming to terms with adulthood. Roth qualifies this point by saying of his protagonist that “he completely fails to come of age,” and in a way, his novel is about the failure to mature.