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Episode 4

By Jonathan Lethem

A Twentieth Century American epic by prize-winning novelist Jonathan Lethem, applying his sharp, funny and perfectly crafted prose to an alternative history of America which puts a woman at its heart - a Jewish, Communist woman, a single mother, a second generation immigrant deeply involved in the civil rights movement.

In 1955 Rose Zimmer is kicked out of the American Communist party for her affair with a black policeman. Her ire and her radicalism, her incendiary disappointment in the Twentieth Century, prove inescapable for the generations that come after her - her idealistic hippy daughter Miriam, black stepson Cicero and her lost grandson Sergius.

Episode 4: Miriam takes teenage Cicero under her wing. Years later he meets her adult son Sergius.
Read by Laurel Lefkow

Abridged by Elizabeth Reeder

Produced by Allegra McIlroy.

15 minutes

Last on

Thu 23 Jan 2014 22:45

Credits

Role Contributor
ReaderLaurel Lefkow
ProducerAllegra McIlroy
AbridgerElizabeth Reeder
AuthorJonathan Lethem

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