The book really does conjure that time. Yeah, and I think it means more now to people than it did when it first came out. When it first came out, it was like, "Well, yeah? . . . Yeah? . . . So what?" Who knew that everything in 1972 that was around was precious and wasn't going to go on forever? That's I think why I wanted to do this book. That watching everything you cared about sort of dribble away — not in a holocaust, but in a sort of . . . I don't know what. What are we living through? I don't know. It's all bankified — Harvard Square is one big bank.

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