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A wife tells her husband about a long dead lover that haunts her past in this wintery tale from "Dubliners," a classic volume of short stories by Irish writer James Joyce.
- Robert Mahony Professor of English and Irish Studies at Catholic University.
- Kermit Moyer author of "The Chester Chronicles" professor emeritus of literature, American University
- Alice McDermott author of the National Book Award--winning "Charming Billy," "Child of My Heart" and "After This."
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