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Bliss Broyard

A Tale of Two Dinners

Added: May 12, 2015

Recorded: Apr 19, 1999

A daughter discovers her father’s painstakingly kept secret.


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Photo by Roger Ho

Extras from this story:

Listen to more about Bliss’s family and the early days at The Moth in this web-exclusive interview with Catherine Burns.

All photos courtesy of Bliss Broyard.

Bliss, at age 1, with her father Anatole Broyard.

Bliss, age 2, and her brother Todd, age 4.

Bliss, at age 18, with her father.

Three of the five brothers, born in the mid-1800s, from whom the Broyards in the story are descended.

The Broyards today, immediately after the second dinner party in the story.