‘Beside my father was a lamp – the dim light he has been sitting beside for many years now. Even in the brightest part of the day, the room is so dark that the lamp must always be lit.’

Greg Baxter: ‘Conversations with My Father’

number eighty-four | Autumn 2021

In the autumn issue of the Dublin Review, Greg Baxter writes about a recent visit to Texas, where he grew up and where his father was facing the end of his life. ‘Conversations with My Father’ brilliantly explores a complicated father–son relationship against the backdrop of paths taken and not taken.

Also in the new Dublin Review: Dasom Yang writes about having an abortion; Hilary A. White brings us to a midlands bog where, in the company of falconers, he meditates on the complex interactions of human beings with wild nature; and short stories by Niamh Donnelly, Virginia Hartley, Robert McGill, and Chloe Tomlinson.

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