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Food Fictions

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Delicious tales about food and eating, read by distinguished actors. Many of the stories included in this three-CD collection were recorded at a Selected Shorts tour to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles in May of 2006. Offering a mix of classic and contemporary fiction, this funny, sensual, delectable collection serves up literary morsels to please every food lover.

M.F.K. Fisher's "I Was Really Very Hungry"
performed by Christina Pickles
A fantasy meal in a French country inn.

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T.C. Boyle's "Sorry Fugu"
performed by Tony Roberts
Sex and the restaurant wars.

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V.S. Pritchett's "Just a Little More"
performed by René Auberjonois
A father's food memories.

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Anton Chekhov's "Indigestion"
performed by Bradley Whitford
A comedy of overindulgence.

Roald Dahl's "Taste"
performed by John Lithgow
A betting game in which a daughter is wagered on the vintage of a bottle of wine.

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Damon Runyon's "A Piece of Pie"
performed by John Shea
A gamble on a guy and a doll.

Alice McDermott's "Enough"
performed by Fionnula Flanagan
A woman's appetite for love and life.

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"The performances would get five stars from any food critic and the audio is worth its weight in pate."... Publishers Weekly

"The combination of good writing and live audiences are irresistible." - To read the complete review, visit the AudioFile Magazine website

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