Jodie Foster directs Mel Gibson in The Beaver, a quirky film which tells the story of a troubled husband and executive who adopts a beaver hand-puppet as his sole means of communicating. Critic Owen Gleiberman reviews.
George Makana Clark
Novelist George Makana Clark grew up in Rhodesia, (modern day Zimbabwe), and has written a harrowing novel, The Raw Man, based on his childhood there. He talks to The Strand about coming of age during a brutal civil war, and the importance of story telling.
World Book Club
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We look ahead to this week's World Book Club, when Russian novelist Boris Akunin, whose Erast Fandorin Mysteries have sold more than 15 million copies globally, will be answering questions from listeners around the world.
From Alice Walker to Chinua Achebe, the world's greatest authors discuss their best known novel.…