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Writer Dennis Lehane poses at his house in Los Angeles.
INTERVIEW

Dennis Lehane, author: ‘Race has defined America from the beginning. It’s the sin that we cannot overcome’

A screenwriter and legend of crime fiction, Lehane last year published his 15th book, returning to his hometown: Boston. The author of hits that have been adapted to film – such as ‘Mystic River’ or ‘Shutter Island’ – and the creator of several characters in the legendary TV series ‘The Wire’ has recovered a story from the 1970s about racial segregation

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