'The Boat' by Nam Le
The book is the short story collection ‘The Boat’ by Nam Le.
Over the course of the week, Gary Murphy reads the opening story - ‘Love and Honor and Pity and Pride and Compassion and Sacrifice’ – in which a Vietnamese-born Australian writer studying in America receives a visit from his father.
'The Boat' by Nam Le is published by Canongate.
Also currently available for playback:
'Dark Lies The Island' by Kevin Barry, read by the author, 6 to 10 May
'The China Factory' by Mary Costello, read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú, 29 April to 3 May
Some episodes of ‘Strumpet City’ by James Plunkett, read by Barry McGovern, broadcast 1 to 26 April
3 to 28 September 2012: 'Hard Times' by Charles Dickens, read by Conor Farrington.
Click on 3 September in the Programme Archive.
11 to 15 February 2013: 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen, read by Karen Ardiff.
Click on 11 February in the Programme Archive.