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PostPosted: Thu 08 Oct 2020 11:06 am 
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In Midwinter Break by Irish writer Bernard MacLaverty, the narrator, who lives in North Ireland, goes to Amsterdam with his wife and they stay in a hotel. In next morning, he goes down to breakfast room

"He gathered himself some cereal from the buffet and proceeded to a table set for two beside the window. Since Belfast, he always sat in a chair facing the door."

I guess here "Belfast" means an event occurred there, probably a bombing terrorisation. Please someone enlighten me.

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 Post subject: Re: Since Belfast
PostPosted: Thu 08 Oct 2020 3:58 pm 
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It's a forum about the Irish language, not about English... :razz:

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 Post subject: Re: Since Belfast
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Ascorbic wrote:
In Midwinter Break by Irish writer Bernard MacLaverty, the narrator, who lives in North Ireland, goes to Amsterdam with his wife and they stay in a hotel. In next morning, he goes down to breakfast room

"He gathered himself some cereal from the buffet and proceeded to a table set for two beside the window. Since Belfast, he always sat in a chair facing the door."

I guess here "Belfast" means an event occurred there, probably a bombing terrorisation. Please someone enlighten me.

Thanks!


As you've read the book you'd know better than I would what the author had in mind. It's fiction so it could be anything. A lot of different events happened in Belfast during The Troubles, I'd guess the author meant he felt unease in general in Belfast as he didn't know what would happen next, which is normal when you live in a war zone.


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