Title: Suit

Author: James McNaughton

In: Sport 27: Spring 2001

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, October 2001

Part of: Sport

Keywords: Verse Literature

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Sport 27: Spring 2001


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The man I knew as my father felt that women were forbidden. To him they were like diamonds behind glass, or coffins. It broke my heart to see him drink a cask of wine before he could broach a subject such as the weather with the Indian matriarch in the dairy. It broke my heart when on his deathbed he disowned me, though I'd often suspected being the object of a ludicrous paternity suit.