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Writer George Packer.

Writer George Packer. Packer's new novel, "The Half Man," is the story of a Western journalist caught in the turmoil of a fictitious Pacific Asian country. In real life, Packer spent two years with the Peace Corps in Togo, and that experience helped shape this book. (It's published by Random House).

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Other segments from the episode on January 30, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 30, 1992: Interview with Kathryn Kolbert and Nancy Myers; Interview with George Packer; Review of Coleman Hawkins' songs "Picasso" and "Dali."

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