Susie Boyt

Susie Boyt is studying Anglo-American literary relations at University College London. Her first novel, The Normal Man, was published in March.

Bad Weather

Susie Boyt, 6 July 1995

My mother’s return from Galway some while ago was delayed because things got very stormy in Oughterard. I had known there was a chance she might run into difficulties sorting through her uncle’s belongings; possibly there were disputes among the friends and neighbours who had always taken a keen interest in his affairs, or some unpleasantness about my great-uncle’s will that needed to be smoothed away. I mentioned it to my sister. ‘No,’ she said, ‘there’s a storm – you know – weather.’’

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