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Season V Episodes

 Episode image is a detail from the cover of  Palace Walk  by Naguib Mahfouz, published by Black Swan in 2004; cover illustration by Murray Zanoni.

Episode image is a detail from the cover of Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz, published by Black Swan in 2004; cover illustration by Murray Zanoni.

Joining Charles Adrian near West Kensington tube station in London for the 107th Second-Hand Book Factory is hungry actor, producer and writer Kevin Shen. They talk about empathy with uncomfortable protagonists, good deaths of bad guys and the relatable life of an everyday Egyptian family.

Vera Chok, mentioned by Kevin in this episode, is the most-interviewed guest on Page One. Two of her most recent episodes can be found here and here.

 

Book listing:

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (trans. Rod Bradbury)

Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz (trans. William H. Hutehins and Olive E. Kenny)

 

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