Raymond Carver Short Stories

Stories from one of the modern masters of the American short story to commemorate the tenth anniversary of his premature death. The five stories on the repeat were slightly different to the first boradcast

Episodes

SeriesEpisodeTitleFirst
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LB01Are These Actual Miles?1998072819990323

Leo and Toni are on the edge of bankruptcy, so Toni is getting dolled up to go out and sell the car for the best possible price.

LB02The Bath19980729

A boy is in a coma at the hospital, but someone keeps calling him at home about unfinished business.

LB02They're Not Your Husband19990324

Earl needs to find a job, but first he wants his wife to lose weight.

LB03Sacks1998073019990325

A travelling salesman has a chance meeting with his long-lost father and hears an unwanted confession.

LB04Neighbors1998073119990326

A dispirited couple, Tom and Arlene, live a fantasy life in an apartment they are meant to be house-sitting.

LB05Collectors1998080119990327

A vacuum cleaner salesman tries his sales pitch on a mysterious home owner.

LB05Intimacy1998080119990327

Stories from one of the modern masters of the American short story, to commemorate the tenth anniversary of his premature death. `Intimacy'. A man visits his ex-wife, but she is still too angry to get close.