Inside "The Chateau" and How Novel Serves as Microcosm of Trump's America

March 1, 2018
Updated 3mo ago

Author Paul Goldberg is taking on something familiar, and turns it upside down in his novel "The Chateau." The book captures a setting that becomes a microcosm of today's current political landscape. Goldberg explains what he hopes readers takeaway.

"What I wanted to do was look at a corrupt governmental system, a structure that is resistant to any sort of transparency and that is a condo board in Florida," says Goldberg. "What I want to show is how divided we are as a country right now."

Goldberg explores these divisions within a fictional Russian family based in Florida, set one week before President Trump's inauguration.