By Dennis Lehane
In addition to thoroughly unique fabric, this new assortment is a compilation of the simplest of Dennis Lehane's formerly released brief fiction, together with "Until Gwen," which used to be tailored for the degree in 2005 and looks during this booklet because the play Coronado. via turns suspenseful, surreal, romantic, and tragically comedian, those robust stories trip headlong into the guts of our nationwide myths—and show that the reality waiting for us there's not what we might count on.
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You hear what I told 32 DENNIS LEHANE you? He was in there with Jewel. Her all doll-pretty and him looking, well, ugly as usual. Whole situation was too weird. ” “He said he had business too,” Bobby said, and walked away. THE NEXT WEEK, they showed up in town together a couple of times, buying some groceries, toiletries for Jewel, boxes of shells for Blue. They never held hands or kissed or did anything romantic, but they were together, and people talked. Said, Well, of all things. And I never thought I’d see the day.
Yeah? ” “Because you got too many demons in you, boy. And they need me. They need the lake. ” Elgin looked down at his own coffee cup. ” She shook her head hard. “No way. Uh-uh. ” Elgin nodded, even though he knew she was lying. If Elgin’s demons needed the lake, needed to be unbridled, Jewel’s needed Perkin. They needed security. They needed to know the money’d never run out, that she’d never go two full days without a solid meal like she had so many times as a child in the trailer park. Perkin was what she saw when she looked down at her empty coffee cup, when she touched her cheek.
We’re just . . He’s my pal. That’s all. ” “I know. ” She ﬁngered the coffee cup again. “I miss you,” she said softly. “I miss you. ” Elgin kept his voice low. ” She gave him a small smile that he instantly hated. It seemed to know him; it seemed like everything he was and everything he wasn’t was caught in the curl of her lips. “You miss the lake, Elgin. ” He shrugged. ” “Yeah? ” “Because you got too many demons in you, boy. And they need me. They need the lake. ” Elgin looked down at his own coffee cup.