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Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen.


Illusions: The Stories of Joy Williams

April 27th, 2016

Episode 88 of 115 episodes

Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents stories by Joy Williams. In "Charity," a good deed turns into a worst-case scenario. The reader is Patricia Kalember. The late David Rakoff performs Williams' “Baba Iaga and the Pelican Child,” a cautionary tale. And Williams herself reads an excerpt from her story "Escapes," in which a child learns what is magic, and what is not.