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Carys Davies; Yiyun Li; Chinese writing

Chris Power is joined by novelist Carys Davies to talk about her new book The Mission House, set in a hill town in India.

Chris Power is joined by novelist Carys Davies to talk about her new book The Mission House which tells the story of Hilary Byrd, a troubled Englishman who flees the UK to find a new life in India. There, in the cool of of a town set high in the hills he finds a home but not always the peace he was seeking, and forms an uneasy friendship with a local driver, Jamshed. Also on the programme, Yiyun Li on her new novel Must I Go. It's narrated by Lillia, a cantankerous octogenarian who is arguing in her head with the family and lovers who have left her. There's a reading recommendation from an editor enjoying a book from a rival publisher and a look at the current state of literature in China.

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28 minutes

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  • Sun 9 Aug 2020 16:00
  • Thu 13 Aug 2020 15:30

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