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Foes: A new story by Lorrie Moore | Books | The Guardian

On the eve of the US election, we publish a new story by Lorrie Moore, the finest short-story writer in America today
"Are you charming the patrons?"

"I fear some object may be thrown."

"You're supposed to charm the patrons."

"I know, I know, I was trying to. I swear. But she's one of those who keeps referring to Brocko as 'Barama'." He had violated most of Suzy's dinner-talk rules already: no politics, no religion, no portfolio tips. And unless you see the head crowning, never look at a woman's stomach and ask if she's pregnant. He had learned all these the hard way.

But in a year like this one, there was no staying away from certain topics.


 

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