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Damian Lewis Reads Excerpt from “The Deep” by Anthony Doerr

Flame-Haired Ruby

by WordTheatre | YouTube | February 13, 2012

Damian Lewis performs “The Deep” by Anthony Doerr (All the Light We Cannot See) at WordTheatre®, part of the lead up to the announcement of the winner of The Sunday Times EFG Bank Short Story Award, the largest prize in the world for a single short story at £35,000.

Synopsis: Set in Detroit during the Depression, Doerr tells the affecting story of Tom, meant to die of a weak heart before he is 18, who is cossetted by his mother, but shown a world of possibilities by the flame-haired Ruby.

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