William Kennedy on His Latest Novel, Chango’s Beads and Two Tone Shoes

Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Kennedy discusses his new novel, Chango’s Beads and Two Tone Shoes. When journalist Daniel Quinn meets Ernest Hemingway at the Floridita bar in Havana, Cuba, in 1957, he has no idea that his own affinity for simple, declarative sentences will change his life. It’s a tale of revolutionary intrigue, heroic journalism, crooked politicians, drug-running gangsters, Albany race riots, and the improbable rise of Fidel Castro.