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The Georgia Straight - - Books - > BY STAFF

Yes, of course, you should never as­sume that a piece of fic­tion is based on its author’s own ex­pe­ri­ences. But there are al­ways those cases that make the con­clu­sion too hard to avoid. Take Christo­pher Noxon’s new novel, for ex­am­ple. Plus One, a sharply witty do­mes­tic tale by the L.a.–based author and jour­nal­ist, de­picts the in­ner cri­sis suf­fered by a man whose wife has an enor­mously suc­cess­ful ca­reer as a TV writer and pro­ducer. Any chance that the idea for the story grew out of Noxon’s own mar­riage to Jenji Ko­han, Emmy Award–win­ning cre­ator of se­ries like Weeds and Or­ange Is the New Black? That may well be among the top­ics cov­ered when Noxon comes to the Nor­man and An­nette Roth­stein The­atre next Sun­day (Fe­bru­ary 5), for a spe­cial event pre­sented by Chutz­pah PLUS and the Jewish Book Fes­ti­val. See chutz­pah­fes­ti­val.com for de­tails.

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