'It is Margaret', a new story by Elizabeth Harrower

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October 2015, no. 375

'It is Margaret', a new story by Elizabeth Harrower

Reviewed by
October 2015, no. 375

Before the ceremony began, the woman with hairy legs and an air of having just abandoned a cigarette wandered as though at a party to the coffin where – though it was impossible and not so – Clelia’s mother, Margaret, was. Three days ago, four days ago, Clelia had said to her mother, ‘Come and see the blossom I’ve brought back.’ She had just returned to Sydney after a three-week absence in the mountains.

‘Can’t it come to me?’

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