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Paddy O'Reilly

'The good boy', a short story by Paddy O'Reilly

June 2009, no. 312 01 June 2009
There was a party when I first came to this country. The table was heavy with plates of pizza and chicken balls and Turkish dips with sticks of celery that no one touched. Balloons clustered on the ceiling, trying to escape the heat of the room. A badly lit fire in the fireplace sent out curls of smoke, and a double-bar radiator sat burning in the opposite corner. ‘This is my Filipino brother-i ... (read more)