F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby has been a classic American novel for nearly a century. Author Michael Farris Smith loved the book and wondered why there wasn’t more about the book’s narrator, Nick Carraway. He began to formulate a backstory for Nick that became a new novel, a prequel to the classic. Listen to hear how the author pieced together the character of Nick Carraway and why he had to wait several years to publish his book.
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