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EXTRACT: Comrades by Rosita Boland

By November 7, 2021No Comments

Our extract this week is from Comrades. Comrades is an essay collection in which award-winning journalist Rosita Boland explores the many friendships that have shaped her life…


By the end of the evening, I was still sober and everyone else was either stoned or drunk. Kit was like a happy, affectionate puppy when drunk. He came up to me now and hugged me hard. I hugged him back. I offered to help tidy up and, when I looked around, suddenly everyone had gone, except me.

‘Do you want to stay the night?’ Kit said, out of drunken nowhere.

My heart started pounding. ‘What?’

‘You can crash here if you like. It’s late. And it’s pouring and you’ll get soaked on the bike.’

Our extract this week is from Comrades. Comrades is an essay collection in which award-winning journalist Rosita Boland explores the many friendships that have shaped her life...

By the end of the evening, I was still sober and everyone else was either stoned or drunk. Kit was like a happy, affectionate puppy when drunk. He came up to me now and hugged me hard. I hugged him back. I offered to help tidy up and, when I looked around, suddenly everyone had gone, except me.

‘Do you want to . . .

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