The Imperative Mood

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Padgett Powell is an acclaimed writer of very stylised fiction and, in this short work, he weaves curious statements in a truly haunting manner.

It's an amusing sonata of bizarre commands by the award-winning author. Three voices provide the listener with seemingly random instructions to a soundtrack of American music.

This is a companion piece to the writer's The Interrogative Mood, broadcast last week.

The readers are Liza Ross, Garrick Hagon and Robert Ravelli.

Directed by Chris Thompson

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.