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Peter Hobbs: In the Orchard, the Swallows

in the orchard.jpgAuthor Peter Hobbs joins us to talk about his new short novel "In the Orchard, the Swallows." The Guardian describes it as "a beautiful, often painful, journey of a young man's doomed yearning for love".

The orchard in the title of this 'perfectly cut jewel of a book' is in northern Pakistan, where the swallows wheel over the branches of pomegranate trees. It is the former home of the main character, a nameless man punished with years in prison because of his love for the daughter of a powerful man. He returns home to recover - and deal with his past.

Peter Hobbs wrote this story in Montreal, though he's actually from England. He launched the book in town this week and dropped by our studio.

(Click here for a recent review of the book.)

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