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Two Against the World


Two Against The World

On this show, we're featuring two superb stories about the strength and remarkable intimacy between women.


Guest host Hope Davis presents two stories in which strong bonds between women are evoked, by authors reflecting very different worlds.

In “Nayla,” Lebanese-American writer Youmna Chlala shows us the friendship between two young women in a traditional community where much is shared, but not spoken. The story was featured in the O. Henry Prize Stories 2018. “Nayla” is performed by Rita Wolf.

In our second story, Susan Perabo’s artful “Life Off My E,” the relationship between two siblings is reflected through their shared love of Scrabble. Hope Davis is the reader.

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