Roddy Doyle, "The Pram"

Every day Alina feels eyes on her as she goes out to walk the baby around Dublin.

(from The Deportees)

A classic-style, old world ghost story, with slow building tension and spooky, unexplainable mystery. It’s so strange whose worldview wins out. There’s the prim and yuppie-ish O’Reilly family (power mom, smarmy dad, privileged kids), and there’s the trapped Alina, whose only power over the kids seems to be her spoooooky immigrant status. She knows her story’s a fake, right?

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