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Outliving One’s Father by John Updike | Saturday, March 26, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

March 26th, 2016

Episode 535 of 784 episodes

I could feel, above me, the hunger in his stride, the fear that hurled him along an edge where toothaches, low pay, discipline problems in the classroom were shadows of an all-dissolving chaos. At his side, his shorter only offshoot, I both sheltered and cowered. He was fallible but doughty, even cocky as he drove... Read more »

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