NPR's Scott Simon and the Windy City
The novel Windy City opens with a singular image: the mayor of Chicago, face down in a pizza, dead. Windy City is the second novel by Scott Simon, host of NPR's Weekend Edition and a Chicago hometown son.
In Simon's book, the mayor's death pulls back the curtains on the greasy, clunky gears of power in the city.
And it catapults a somewhat obscure alderman, Sunny Roopini of the 48th ward, into the spotlight. Chicago Public Radio's Gabriel Spitzer sat down with Simon earlier this year.
Simon began at the beginningâ€”with the first paragraph of the novel.