In this compilation characters make choices that define their lives and suffer consequences often dire or disquieting. Abraham prepares to slay Isaac; siblings fall in love with the same man; a Thai man hides his secret guilt from his best friend on draft selection day; delve into the secret lives of people and discover what drives them to betrayal.
John Biguenet's "I Am Not a Jew"
performed by David Strathairn
A tourist comes face-to-face with a gang of neo-Nazis.
Adam Haslett's "Devotion"
performed by John Shea
A brother and sister await a guest from their past.
John Cheever's "The Worm in the Apple"
performed by Anne Meara
A family too perfect to be true.
Tessa Hadley's "Mother's Son"
performed by Shohreh Aghdashloo
A son confides in his mother.
Galina Vromen's "Sarah's Story"
performed by Jane Curtin
Abraham's story from his wife's point of view, a dramatic retelling.
Rattawut Lapchraroensap's "Draft Day"
performed by BD Wong
On the day of the draft lottery, a Thai man keeps a secret from his best friend.