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Doha to Budapest

In David Szalay's short story series, 12 travellers journey around the globe, each with a tale to tell. Today: a mother learns some uncomfortable truths about herself in Budapest.

Twelve flights. Twelve travellers. Twelve stories.

In David Szalay's masterful short story series, twelve travellers circumnavigate the globe en route to see lovers, children, parents, brothers and sisters, or nobody at all. From London to Madrid, Dakar to Sao Paolo, Seattle to Hong Kong, and beyond, these are stories of lives in turmoil, each in some way touching the next.

Today: a mother learns some uncomfortable truths about herself, when she meets her daughter in Budapest...

Writer: David Szalay
Reader: Emma Fielding
Producer: Justine Willett
Original Music: Kirsten Morrison

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Sun 23 Dec 2018 19:45

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