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HOST: Meg Wolitzer


Host Meg Wolitzer presents three stories in which reality contrasts with the dreams, perceptions, and actions of the characters. In “The Leap” by Louise Erdrich, a mother’s unusual skill set changes the outcome of events. The reader is Elizabeth Reaser. In “Death and the Lady” by Ben Loory, even the Grim Reaper harbors illusions. And in Delmore Schwartz’s “In Dreams Begin Responsibilities,” a parents’ damaged marriage haunts an adult child in Both the Loory and the Schwartz are read by multi-talented actor Denis O’Hare, and Wolitzer talked to him about his craft.

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