The Prodigal Daughter

The Prodigal Daughter The Prodigal Daughter M. G. Stephens Photo by Jed ( f ic t i o n ) At the time of her mother’s death, Eileen had called her once a week from London. She even wrote the odd letter now and then, get- ting into a correspondence with the old one. e Th y made promises to meet, and her mother reminded Eileen that the old woman was not long for the mortal coil. It was now or never. S u M M e r 2 0 1 5 / T H e M I S S O u r I r e V I e W 83 So Eileen booked a flight to Dublin and came over one weekday morning in November. Her mother asked Eileen to take her to Clare, where the mother was from, and Eileen agreed, renting a car at the airport before she drove over to Sandymount, where her family’s house had been for generations. They packed a small valise with clothes and a lunch basket to sustain them in the journey and lit out of Dublin for the frontiers of the west. Her mother wanted to go to the usual places a tourist http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Missouri Review University of Missouri

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The Prodigal Daughter M. G. Stephens Photo by Jed ( f ic t i o n ) At the time of her mother’s death, Eileen had called her once a week from London. She even wrote the odd letter now and then, get- ting into a correspondence with the old one. e Th y made promises to meet, and her mother reminded Eileen that the old woman was not long for the mortal coil. It was now or never. S u M M e r 2 0 1 5 / T H e M I S S O u r I r e V I e W 83 So Eileen booked a flight to Dublin and came over one weekday morning in November. Her mother asked Eileen to take her to Clare, where the mother was from, and Eileen agreed, renting a car at the airport before she drove over to Sandymount, where her family’s house had been for generations. They packed a small valise with clothes and a lunch basket to sustain them in the journey and lit out of Dublin for the frontiers of the west. Her mother wanted to go to the usual places a tourist

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The Missouri ReviewUniversity of Missouri

Published: Jun 24, 2015

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