The Chronicle Review

A Battered Bag of Memories

courtesy of James McGirk

February 25, 2013 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

Strangers calling on a Friday night don't often bring good news. My wife begged me not to pick up. A tiny voice asked if he was speaking to a Mr. James Brandon McGirk. I told him he was. "A Mr. James McGirk who was born in London in 1979?" "Yes," I...

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