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O. Henry at 100

GUEST HOST: MICHAEL CERVERIS

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The O. Henry Prize Stories 2019 continues a century-long tradition of cutting-edge literary excellence.

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Guest host Michael Cerveris presents stories that celebrate the distinguished O. Henry Award. Three prize-winning stories are featured: In “Midrash on Happiness” by Grace Paley, a woman wants it all. The reader is Mia Dillon. And a woman who’s lost it all must get an exit visa in “The American Embassy” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, read by Karen Pittman. A son is puzzled by his father’s strange habit in Jerome Weidman’s “My Father Sits in the Dark,” read by Josh Hamilton.

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