Queens and Babies

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Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents two stories about extreme love.  In “Magic and Dread,” an excerpt from Jenny Offill’s novel Dept. of Speculation, a new mother is exhausted and exhilarated.  The reader is Kaneza Schaal.  Broadway star BD Wong reads the story of the doomed love affair between a Trojan warrior and Dido, the Queen of Carthage, from Virgil’s Aeneid.