The Year of the Radio

Renée Hayek

Set in contemporary Beirut, The Year of the Radio is the story of a young female speech therapist working in a school on a limited contract. At the end of the school year, this contract is terminated and she tries different things before finding a job for a year at a radio station. Here she works as a psychologist, presenting live programmes in which she offers advice to the parents of children with speech and psychological problems. Over the course of a year, we follow her experiences of love, loss, work, illness and unemployment.


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