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Love & Prohibition


David Sedaris

David Sedaris returns to host a show about family and excess with terrific stories by Jamaica Kincaid, George Saunders, and Carson McCullers.


Guest host David Sedaris presents three stories about love and constraints. Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl” conjures up a tough but loving mother in a humorous laundry list of dos and don’ts. She’s brought to life by Hattie Winston. George Saunders’ story title says it all: “Lars Farf, Excessively Fearful Husband and Father,” takes protectiveness to hilarious extremes. The reader is James Naughton. And in Carson McCullers’ “A Domestic Dilemma,” read by Joanna Gleason, a husband tries to cushion his family against the pain and disorder caused by his alcoholic wife.

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