The badminton game at the embassy has caught the attention of all the neighbors. Every Monday as Fatou goes to the gym to swim, she sees the badminton shuttlecock flying above the fence. No noise or dialogue is ever heard from behind the tall red brick fence but the game continues uninterrupted.
"The Embassy of Cambodia" was published in the New Yorker in February of 2013.
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