In John Haskell's new novel, Out of My Skin, the narrator is a Los Angeles¬-based journalist who's been assigned to do a piece about a Steve Martin impersonator. Strangely impressed by the man's transformation, and the kind of charisma it seems to lend him, the narrator decides to adopt Steve Martin's manner and looks for himself and start living his life as Steve would--which he does, with curious results. It's a comic, hypnotic Hollywood novel, a Cali-surreal read we quite enjoyed, so we decided to ask Haskell a few questions about it.
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