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The Dinner Party

Maggie O'Farrell | Posted 09.02.2013 | Home
Maggie O'Farrell

My boyfriend's father picked up my passport which, unlike his son's, was green and bore the imprint of a harp. He looked at me. I braced myself for questions about religion, about why my accent didn't match my documents. Instead, he asked, "You're not in the IRA, are you?"