Radio Cairo

I am in Cairo. I’m meeting a friend of a friend whom I’ve never seen before. I’m supposed to be her professional sound recordist for a radio documentary about some unknown topic. I took far too many sleeping pills on the flight over.

Tom Toro is a New Yorker cartoonist and fiction writer living in Berkeley, California. His cartoons have appeared in the New Yorker since 2010. His debut novel The Miracle of the Mountain, about a young American's tragicomic journey in Cairo, Egypt, is currently being read by literary agents. Tom is hard at work on his second novel, When All Else Fails, a haunted house mystery that takes place during the Great Recession.