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Guest host Roxane Gay presents three works that consider the power of standing apart of from the people and things that mean the most to us. Italian fabulist Italo Calvino observes young love on the slopes in “The Adventure of a Skier,” performed by James Naughton. In Edwidge Danticat’s “New York Day Women,” a daughter and mother experience very different versions of Manhattan. The reader is Laurine Towler. And the great James Baldwin grapples with what it means to be an American in an America he cannot fully embrace in "Notes for a Hypothetical Novel," performed by Brandon J. Dirden.

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