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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).


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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