Madhuri Vijay is the guest. Her debut novel, The Far Field, is available now from Grove Press. A graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, Vijay was born in Bangalore. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, and her writing has appeared in Best American Non-Required Reading, Narrative Magazine and Salon, among other publications. The Far Field is her first book. In today's monologue, I basically just get right to the conversation.