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Texas Matters: Mary Helen Specht Writes Texas

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 Mary Helen Specht’s novel Migratory Animals is a distinctly Texas story about a circle of friends in their thirties, living in Austin and grappling with myriad conflicts. The novel is also set in Nigeria, a place where Flannery, the central character, learns about love and carries that understanding back to her home state of Texas, where she tries to resume her old life. Yvette Benavides spoke to Mary Helen Specht about researching the novel and her writing process.

David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi