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Said, now ten, and his mother move from Brooklyn to Pittsburgh. While his mom attends Socialist Workers Party meetings, Said faces the terrors of strange noises and eerie shadows.

Josh Hamilton reads from American-Iranian writer Said Sayrafiezadeh's funny and touching memoir.

Said, now aged ten, and his mother move from Brooklyn to Pittsburgh and into a squalid apartment. While she attends Socialist Workers Party meetings, a lonely Said faces the terrors of strange noises and eerie shadows which only the TV can keep at bay. So when his mother hides the cord to the TV set, he is bereft.

Abridged by Francois Smit.

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

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